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24 December 2010, 05:00 | Updated: 24 December 2010, 06:22
Soldiers in Afghanistan are sending home messages to their friends and family this Christmas.
Here are just a few of them from Suffolk based soldiers:
Sergeant Karl Spicer from 4 Regiment Army Air corps based at Wattisham Airfield in Ipswich is originally from Stowmarket:
"Hi, Sergeant Karl Spicer here from Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, wishing you all at home a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. I would like to thank you all for your blueys and your parcels that have kept me going over the last few months. It's been a massive moral boost so thank you all for everything that you've sent out. Wish you all a very happy Christmas and again, a prosperous New Year. Thanks again for your support."
Another message is from Lance Corporal David Thompson from 4 Regiment Army Air corps based at Wattisham Airfield in Ipswich, who is originally from Eastbourne:
"Hiya, I'm Lance Corporal David Thompson in Camp Bastion. I'd like to wish everyone at home a very Merry Christmas especially my family and friends back in Eastbourne and Ipswich."
And Staff Sergeant Andrew Eagle, with JHFA 6 Regiment Army Air corps based at Bury St. Edmunds, who is originally from Ipswich:
"Hello there, I'm Staff Sergeant Eagle, hello to all my friends and family back home. I know I've only been here a week but settling in well. Have a very good Christmas and love to you all, see you in the New Year."