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Treat Our Troops

Treat Our Troops

Sending some Christmas joy where it is needed most

THEY will be spending Christmas and New Year in a war zone, thousands of miles from family and friends.

Visit from Santa is just magic for troops' children at party

A VISIT from Santa Claus, party games and a magician have helped to bring some festive cheer to children whose fathers are fighting in Afghanistan.

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Radio station brings festive cheer to army

GARRISON FM – the city's army radio station – is bringing festive cheer to families whose relatives are serving in Afghanistan over Christmas.

Colinton Primary School messages to troops - part 1

GARRISON FM – the city's army radio station – is bringing festive cheer to families whose relatives are serving in Afghanistan over Christmas.

Bonaly Primary School's messages to troops

GARRISON FM – the city's army radio station – is bringing festive cheer to families whose relatives are serving in Afghanistan over Christmas.

Colinton Primary School messages to troops - part 2

GARRISON FM – the city's army radio station – is bringing festive cheer to families whose relatives are serving in Afghanistan over Christmas.

St Mark's Primary School's messages to troops

GARRISON FM – the city's army radio station – is bringing festive cheer to families whose relatives are serving in Afghanistan over Christmas.

Soldier's wife faces anxious Christmas ahead of due date

FOR many soldiers' families this Christmas will be an anxious time, as their loved ones are away fighting in Afghanistan.

Army welfare centre revamp given Royal seal of approval

THERE were cold hands and warm smiles when The Princess Royal was presented with a bouquet of flowers at the opening of a refurbished army welfare centre near Dreghorn Barracks.

Hearts and Hibs stars set to entertain children at barracks

HEARTS and Hibs stars will be brightening up Christmas for dozens of children whose soldier parents are fighting in Afghanistan.

Hotel's offer is in the Nic of time

NIC Wood, co-director of the Rutland Hotel, is among the hundreds of people helping to bring a little cheer to our troops serving in Afghanistan this Christmas.

Treat our Troops: The only present I want is Ian home

IT'S a special time in any new parents' lives – their firstborn's first Christmas and their very first birthday.

Treat our Troops: Keeping plenty in the reserves

THEY used to be known as "weekend warriors". But the men – and women – of the Territorial Army and Royal Naval Reserves are playing an increasingly vital role in Afghanistan and the Middle East. HAZEL MOLLISON speaks to three Edinburgh-based reservists about their experiences

Help pours in for our soldiers

SUPPORT has been pouring in for our Treat Our Troops – and their Kids appeal as readers rally round to send a Christmas message to city soldiers in Afghanistan and their families.

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