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Posted by BFBS Radio on Saturday, 15 December 2018
Meanwhile, over at Forces Radio BFBS Blandford, Warrant Officer First Class Matt Griffiths, Second In Command of Deployable Communications Module Delta (DCM D), turned up to the studio guitar in hand to perform the Jona Lewie Christmas classic Stop The Cavalry with his enthusiastic backing singers.
DCM D (628 Signal Troop), who visited the studio earlier this month, is part of an unusual international formation, the 1st NATO Signal Battalion that joins any major NATO commitment and which is prepared to deploy at high readiness.
Elsewhere, the families of Royal Air Force personnel serving overseas were invited to a very special event hosted by their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the beginning of December.
Children were the focus at Kensington Palace as they enjoyed a Christmas party complete with festive activities like decorating stockings or snow globes and making crackers. Guests were also invited by Prince William and Kate to join them for party games.
The Royal couple encouraged the families who attended to bring to the party parcels and cards to their loved ones which they delivered in person to the squadrons in Cyprus the next day.
Christmas is traditionally a time for spending time with family, eating too much and exchanging gifts.
However, not everyone has a home or family and thousands of men and women are homeless this Christmas. For example, the number of people sleeping on the streets in England alone rose to 4,751 people in 2017 from 4,134 people in 2016.
A group of Fusiliers has decided to do their bit for a homeless man in Newcastle by paying £2 each to wear Christmas jumpers and gift him the money they raised.
Former soldier Karl Boyd arranges for veteran and serving Fusiliers to meet in Newcastle and pay the money to wear a jumper and £5 if they do not. However, those taking part normally pay the £5. This time, there were 60 of them - helping to raise £300.
As they walked between pubs, a soaking wet homeless man approached them with his clothes in a bag. One of the Fusiliers stopped him and he said:
“I just need to try and find somewhere to stay.”
One of the lads looked at Karl and gave him the nod at which point, as seen in the video below, Karl steps forward and hands him the money.
At first, the homeless man looks a bit shocked but as soon as he realised they were serious he starts crying.
The video, which was filmed for the Fusiliers who could not make the event this year, has been viewed more than 68,000 times and shared by 741 people.
Please be aware that the video contains some words that some people might find offensive, and is inappropriate for younger ears.
So we all paid in a pot to wear Xmas jumpers for the fusiliers Xmas meet up , best of 50 of us paid in then on moving from one bar to the next gave the full pot to the first homeless man we met . Think we made his Xmas ❤