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UK4U Brings Xmas Cheer to British Forces

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A proper send-off(click to view full) On Dec 25th, UK servicemen and women posted overseas in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans and the Falkland Islands receive a Christmas box filled with gifts. Inspired by a tradition that dates back to the First World War, the Christmas box program was established 3 years ago by charity UK4U; this year, they distributed gifts to more than 25,000 British troops. The final send off for the items took place on Dec 22/07 this year, and the UK MoD has a feature describing their receipt. What a fine idea. This worthy program is made possible by industry sponsors, including: Angliss BAE Systems Cooneen Watts & Stone DBC Foodservice Deloitte EADS (UK) Farside Marketing Finmeccanica (UK) Fleet Air Arm Association Fra Angelico Fretwell Downing Hospitality Gifts by Design J C Bamford Excavators KBR Halliburton Lockheed Martin Corporation Marks and Spencer Northrup Grumman NP Aerospace (England) Afghanistan, 2007(click to view full) Nuffield Trust for Forces of the Crown PA Consulting Group PRA Architects Purple Food Service Solutions QinetiQ Group Right Management Rolls Royce Royal Photographic Society Sodexho Defence Service Supreme FoodService Thistle Garments Twinings of London Web-Tex Wilkinson Sword Yellow Ribbon Foundation

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