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Troops in Afghanistan celebrate Father’s Day

June 18, 2012

Deployed dads across Afghanistan’s Helmand province received a welcome morale-boost yesterday when they opened Father’s Day cards from their sons and daughters back home.

Lance Corporal Thomas Cook

Lance Corporal Thomas Cook with Father’s Day cards from his wife, Lucy, and two children, Lilly, aged 7, and Liam, 3. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

The cards were delivered to the operational theatre during what is traditionally one of the busiest postal delivery times of the year, thanks to the British Forces Post Office.

Although work continues seven-days-a-week for deployed personnel, Father’s Day allowed many of them to take a break from their duties.

Continues at: mod.uk – Troops in Afghanistan celebrate Father’s Day

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    June 18, 2012 17:04

    This is like to be at home as home, by soons, has reached warriors. They are big fathers as they are serving country and all its childrens who are their soons.
    A thanks to those fathers, wish of all well and a near return to home. claudio alpaca

  2. mo3andjo7 permalink
    June 18, 2012 18:57

    ONE CANNOT PRAISE BFPO ENOUGH, AND ONCE AGAIN THEY HAVE MANAGED TO GET THOSE FATHER DAY CARDS OUT TO OUR BOYS – ALSO WITH THE HELP OF OUR HELI PILOTS TOO. WE DO KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO ALL OF THEM ESPECIALLY BEING SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMIILIES. THANKS BFPO!! FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM -SOMERSET

  3. KERRY MARIA LAWSON permalink
    June 19, 2012 17:27

    HOPING THAT ALL THE DAD’S WHO WERE AWAY FROM THEIR CHILDREN HAD A GOOD DAY AND GOT TO EITHER TALK TO THIER KIDS OR RECEIVED A FATHERS DAY CARD OR MESSAGE FROM THEM. XXX

  4. Kay Nortje permalink
    June 20, 2012 18:50

    Happy Fathers day to all the armed forces in Afrgan – especially my son – Desmond – proud to call you my son xx

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