Christmas spirit sweeps across the Armed Forces – with the help of a cheeky elf!

Armed forces personnel deployed across the nation and overseas over Christmas are keeping their spirits high.

With Christmas Day just around the corner, Armed Forces personnel in the UK and overseas have been getting into the festive spirit.

The heads of the NavyArmy and Royal Air Force have sent their individual messages to personnel and their families for their contribution at home and abroad in 2021.

And the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tide-class tanker RFA Tiderace and her crew have found themselves at the mercy of a very adventurous 'elf on the shelf'!

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There have been other Christmas well wishes and greetings coming from military Twitter accounts.

Here are some of the messages being sent out locally, nationally and internationally.