Socks for soldiers as treats for troops

Published: 26th February 2008

Socks for soldiers as treats for troops
British troops may have to put up with basic conditions when serving in Afghanistan but thanks to one county, they will at least have warm feet.

A Wiltshire-based Royal British Legion campaign called Treats for Troops has called upon local people to parcel up creature comforts for the men and women serving overseas, local news resource This Is Wiltshire reports.

They are being encouraged to send everything from socks and boxer shorts to noodle snacks and shaving foam, it notes.

Legion member Dave Bland told the publication: "It seems silly to call pants and socks a luxury but some of the service personnel in Afghanistan have been there for months and brand new underwear and new socks will be appreciated."

The Royal British Legion offers both current and ex-service personnel support ranging from financial help to social and motivational assistance.

It reports that almost 10.5 million people in Britain are eligible for its support.

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