UK troops in Afghanistan get £1 each to celebrate Christmas

Britisih troops deployed to afghanistan a long way far from their households had been given most effective £1 each to celebrate christmas.

There are 5 hundred british troops deployed to afghanistan and that they had been allotted a complete of simply £500 for christmas, the sunday instances discovered. This indicates every soldier gets most effective £1.

This motion through penny-pinching defence chiefs have left the british troops lagging some distance in the back of their overseas counterparts. American soldiers have reportedly been sent eight christmas trees, turkeys, decorations and presents – and feature even organised a special screening of the new superstar wars movie.

One british officer serving in kabul advised the sunday instances: "the assessment among the yankee and british technique is superb. As an navy we don’t have as a good deal money as america, however even the danish and mongolians seem to be doing extra."

Uk troops in afghanistan get ?1 each to rejoice christmas

Theresa may additionally paid tribute to the forces in her christmas message but the women and men on the floor have now not seen her phrases translated into price range.

One soldier said: "they haven’t even despatched us sufficient for a coffee. The individuals ship in extra money to feed the stray cats on their compound."

Afghanistan stays britain’s biggest foreign places deployment however squaddies feel forgotten as the conflict enters its seventeenth 12 months


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