Soldier's family praise Barracks support

The wife of a soldier serving with the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh has been telling Heart about the first six weeks since her husband flew to Afghanistan.

Kerri Barrett says the support at the Battalion's Dale Barracks base in Chester has been fantastic.

Kerri has two young children called Holly and Joshua and their dad Peter is serving in Helmand Province.

She says it's always a relief to hear Peter's voice when he calls home.

She said: "The children enjoy speaking to him as well and he does have good conversations with Joshua as he's 3 years old but Holly just tends to give the phone a kiss and that's her 'hello'.

"I keep him really up to date with what the children are doing.

"He likes the letters and I put photographs in and I find it does give him a boost inside."

Listen here as Kerri chats to Heart.