Published: 25/12/2017 07:45 - Updated: 22/12/2017 15:02

RAF personnel get taste of home this Christmas

DEPLOYED Lossiemouth RAF personnel have received presents to give them a taste of home this Christmas.  

A total of 192 parcels have been sent to servicemen and women to all over the world including the Falkland Islands, Ascension Islands, Nigeria and the Middle East. 

The parcelsl include a personal message to each person from Station Commander at RAF Lossiemouth, Group Captain Jim Walls, toiletries, Walkers shortbread, tinsel and a pair of Christmas socks. 

There was also two parcels which containing dog treats for two dogs that are currently deployed to the Falkland Islands, who are under the care of of handlers from RAF Lossiemouth. 

Squadron Leader Arlene Walker, the Officer Commanding Personnel Management Squadron and leads the Community Support Team, said: "The RAF Lossiemouth Community Support team work hard throughout the year to ensure we provide the best possible support to our personnel and their families.  The frantic exercise schedule and regular deployment of our personnel in support of worldwide operations necessitate long periods of separation from families and friends.  

"As we approach the festive period and the majority look forward to spending quality time with their loved ones, it is important to remember those personnel who are unable to do so due to Service commitments. 

"I hope the festive welfare parcels offer some element of morale to our deployed personnel, as a small gift of thanks for their service."

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