Ed Miliband’s Christmas Message to the UK Armed Forces

December 21, 2012 1:36 pm

Ed Miliband’s Annual Message to the UK Armed Forces:

“This Christmas, I want to take some time to send a special message to every member of our Armed Forces.

“I know 2012 has been a particularly challenging year. And I know also that Christmas is an especially difficult time to be away from home, and that at this time of year, family and friends will be in your thoughts even more than usual.

“But wherever you are today – whether in a base in Afghanistan, on a Royal Navy vessel, serving as part of a Royal Air Force operation, or serving at home – you can stand proud.

“You are protecting the interests of the people of Britain. You are working for a better future for the people of Afghanistan. And you can be proud to be part of a long and honourable history of men and women who have served our country with honour, selflessness and bravery.

“On behalf of the Labour Party, I want to thank you, wish you well over this Christmas period and send you my best wishes for a happy, safe and successful 2013.”

  • Monkey_Bach

    Several soldiers had a chance to meet our locum Prime Minister David Cameron when he visited an army base in Afghanistan recently. Just as well really since such an opportunity is very unlikely to present itself again after Philip Hammond makes a sh*tload of them redundant in the near future. Eeek.

  • Monkey_Bach

    Several soldiers had a chance to meet our locum Prime Minister David Cameron when he visited an army base in Afghanistan recently. Just as well really since such an opportunity is very unlikely to present itself again after Philip Hammond makes a sh*tload of them redundant in the near future. Eeek.

  • Monkey_Bach

    Several soldiers had a chance to meet our locum Prime Minister David Cameron when he visited an army base in Afghanistan recently. Just as well really since such an opportunity is very unlikely to present itself again after Philip Hammond makes a sh*tload of them redundant in the near future. Eeek.

  • Monkey_Bach

    Several soldiers had a chance to meet our locum Prime Minister David Cameron when he visited an army base in Afghanistan recently. Just as well really since such an opportunity is very unlikely to present itself again after Philip Hammond makes a sh*tload of them redundant in the near future. Eeek.

  • Tim

    HM Armed Forces surely.

  • jim2509

    Yes thank you awfully Ed. May I take this opportunity to thank you and your Labour Party for sending me and the lads to Iraq and Afghanistan with NO night vision goggles, outdated vehicles that had no protection from IED’s, rubbish body armour and only 6 workable helicopters in 200 which were operating over their flying hours. You really looked out for us, thanks for that.

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