Easter treats for troops abroad

PUBLISHED: 09:22 28 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:57 10 June 2010

Troops in Afghanistan received some creature comforts from home this Easter thanks to the work of Lympstone s Peter Bond, the Devon and Cornwall co-ordinator for Support Our Soldiers.

Troops in Afghanistan received some creature comforts from home this Easter thanks to the work of Lympstone's Peter Bond, the Devon and Cornwall co-ordinator for Support Our Soldiers.

A total of 81 shoeboxes full of gifts, cards, letters, luxuries and essentials were sent to the Royal Marines, while a further 36 were sent to the Army's 243 Field Hospitals Unit, the gifts purchased thanks to donations by people in East, South and Mid Devon and Exeter.

Peter, who was deeply moved by the fantastic public response which was better than he could have possibly hoped, presented the parcels to Sergeant Raggett of the Field Hospital Unit and Captain Lee of the Royal Marines.

Captain Lee said: "The knowledge that we have the support of everyone back home is a great comfort and morale boost.

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