Christmas Messages 2021 Credit BFBS

Military personnel and their families star in heartwarming Christmas videos

Festive Christmas videos have been recorded by serving personnel and their families.

Christmas Messages 2021 Credit BFBS

Get your tinsel out and start preparing your brussels spouts because it's nearly Christmas and BFBS has a festive treat for you.

The yearly military tradition of serving personnel and their families filming messages of love and support for each other has returned and this time, there are more than ever before.

Being away from your loved ones is not ideal at the best of times but it is especially hard to deal with over Christmas.

For some, Christmas Day in the Armed Forces can be just another day at work.

This year, many will be on deployment in places such as Estonia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Poland, Africa, Gibraltar, Belize, the Falkland Islands, Brunei, Canada, Germany and Cyprus. 

The Royal Navy personnel can be found in the North and South Atlantic, the Red Sea, the Gulf, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea to name just a few. 

Plus, there will be many others around the UK who are separated from their family as they carry out their duties on home soil. 

Therefore, to connect military families and bring festive cheer, BFBS put a call out for people to record videos of themselves wishing their loved ones a Merry Christmas wherever they are in the forces world.  

Did you record one? Do you know if your partner or parent took part?

Christmas messages from Aldershot, Benson, Brize Norton and Scotland

Christmas messages from Bahrain

Christmas messages from Brunei 

Christmas messages from Canada

Christmas messages from Catterick & Colchester

Christmas messages from Coningsby, Salisbury Plain & Northern Ireland

Christmas messages from Cyprus

Christmas messages from the Falkland Islands

Christmas messages from Germany

Christmas messages from Gibraltar