From The Times December 26, 2009 British troops enjoy turkeys and Christmas puddings in Afghanistan (MoD/PA) Grenadier Guardsmen making use of extra phone credit to call home from Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. Troops struggled to find time for Christmas services and celebrations while on patrol Jerome Starkey in Kabul RECOMMEND? Christmas for British troops started before breakfast yesterday as the top UK General in Afghanistan, the Ambassador and the commander of Taskforce Helmand made a whistle-stop tour of almost half a dozen frontline positions. âWe all know everyone back home is having a drink and eating well,â said forcesâ spokesman Lieutenant Colonel David Wakefield. âBut we also know that our friends and family will be raising a glass to us, and thatâs what matters.â General Nick Parker â whose son Harry was seriously wounded in Helmand in July â flew down from Natoâs headquarters in Kabul to serve the soldiers breakfast at a Spartan patrol base in Nad-e Ali district, in central Helmand. General Parker, the deputy commander of Natoâs International Security Assistance Force, joined the British Ambassador Mark Sedwill and Brigadier James Cowan for a trip to five remote outposts. The generals went on to the main British base, Camp Bastion. More http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/Afghanistan/article6967913.ece?