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Lieutenant Jonathan Boardman Hark! The Helmand Angels Sing

The Irish Guards are not known as amateur thespians but, in the festive spirit, put on a nativity performance with a military twist at their camp in Helmand Province this week. 24 Dec 10

Members of the Royal Air Force currently serving in Afghanistan participate in the British Heart Foundation's Santa Jog Airmen's Afghan Christmas charity run

Members of the Royal Air Force currently serving in Afghanistan have donned their santa suits to... 24 Dec 10

HMS Northumberland homecoming Work and play for Royal Navy at Christmas

Whether docked in Plymouth or defending British interests in the Gulf or South Atlantic the men and... 24 Dec 10

Santa arrives at Colchester Garrison Christmas cheer for soldiers' children

The children of soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan were given a Christmas treat last week... 24 Dec 10

Rifleman Adrian Robinson is welcomed home by his son Liam Defence 2010: A Year in Pictures

For the run-up to Christmas, the MOD online news team has once again picked out the images that best... 24 Dec 10

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Harrier bids farewell
Harrier bids farewell
Tributes were paid to the joint force of Royal Navy and RAF Harrier jump jets as they took to the skies from their base at RAF Cottesmore for the last time.
2 SCOTS neutralise IED facility
2 SCOTS neutralise IED facility
Soldiers from 2 SCOTS have found and neutralised a Taliban facility for producing deadly improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan's Helmand province.

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Royal Navy:

HMS Illustrious (left) and HMS Ocean Changes to Royal Navy's surface fleet announced

Changes to the Royal Navy's surface fleet, including the withdrawal from service of HMS Illustrious... 15 Dec 10

British Army:

Soldiers with Afghan child Soldiers deliver winter clothes to Afghan village

British soldiers and their partners in the Afghan National Army (ANA) have delivered winter coats,... 15 Dec 10

Royal Air Force:

Tongan war dance Tongan warriors ready for Afghanistan

Fifty-five Tongan troops, the first contingent from the Tongan Defence Services to complete... 13 Dec 10

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Operations in Afghanistan

Hark! The Helmand Angels Sing

The Irish Guards are not known as amateur thespians but, in the festive spirit,...24 Dec 10

Chief of British Army visits troops in Helmand

The Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Peter Wall, has paid a pre-Christmas...24 Dec 10

Airmen's Afghan Christmas charity run

Members of the Royal Air Force currently serving in Afghanistan have donned...24 Dec 10

Brothers celebrate Christmas on patrol in Kabul

While many families will be enjoying spending time together at home on Christmas...24 Dec 10

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