VIDEO: HMS Edinburgh sends home festive cheer

More than 260 sailors serving on board HMS Edinburgh will spend the festive season on board the Portsmouth-based warship while she sails the South Atlantic. But in a bid to spread some Christmas cheer the personnel have donned their smartest Santa outfits and created a video for their loved ones set to The Darkness’ Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End): video The video features scenes from around the ship with sailors wearing Santa hats, Christmas cracker outfits and elf costumes waving hello to family and friends from thousands of miles away at sea.

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VIDEO: HMS Edinburgh sends home festive cheer

Public urged not to send Christmas mail to deployed troops

Tomorrow is the last recommended posting date for letters to reach personnel deployed to Afghanistan, but the MOD is urging generous members of the public to consider donating to Service charities instead of sending post.

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Public urged not to send Christmas mail to deployed troops

RAF and Navy continue to strike at Gaddafi regime

The RAF and Royal Navy have been involved in a number of precision attacks to protect Libyan civilians over the last few days as part of NATO’s Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR.

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RAF and Navy continue to strike at Gaddafi regime

British forces continue attacks on Gaddafi’s troops

The Royal Navy, Army and RAF have continued to protect Libyan civilians at risk of attack from Gaddafi’s forces over the last few days with a number of strikes on key targets.

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MOD exceeds energy reduction target

The MOD has reduced energy consumption on its office estate over the last 12 months by 14.8 per cent, saving over 9,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), it has been announced today.

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MOD exceeds energy reduction target