Becks flies out to Afghanistan
David Beckham's headed out to Afghanistan on a surprise trip to visit troops, and he's flown out from RAF Brize Norton.
The England footballer's spoken of his "admiration" for British men and women serving in the country. He's been to Helmand Province where about 9,000 British troops are stationed.
He said: "I have nothing but admiration for these young men and women and it makes me very proud to be British.
"I've wanted to visit Afghanistan for a long time and I hope that in some small way it helps remind everyone at home what an amazing job they are doing out here in very difficult conditions. I feel very humble."
The 35-year-old former England captain, who made his name at Manchester United before going on to play for Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy and AC Milan, was due to take part in a question and answer session with troops.
David Beckham in Afghanistan
Recently Played Tracks
On Radio: James Merritt
1am - 6am
Text 'HEART' to 82122
Now playing: Non-stop hit music