Show your support with a bluey
COME and show our troops abroad what they mean to you.This special section of the Evening Star websites is for you to send your 'blueys' in a bid to support British troops.
COME and show our troops abroad what they mean to you.
This special section of the Evening Star websites is for you to send your 'blueys' in a bid to support British troops.
The Ministry of Defence has backed our efforts, telling of the importance of such messages of support for the soldiers fighting away from home.
A spokesman for MOD said: “Soldiers are well trained and well equipped. The Chief of General Staff General Sir Richard Dannatt said only last week that soldiers want their efforts and successes in the most challenging of conditions, and the ultimate sacrifice that some make, to be appreciated by the public.
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“The opportunity for the public to leave messages of support will be much appreciated by the servicemen and women in operational theatres and will boost morale as they work so hard to be a force of good.”
The 1st battalion of the Royal Anglians - which recruits heavily from this region - is still deployed in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.
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Blueys, so-called after the blue-coloured free aerogrammes traditional sent to soldiers by family and friends, were issued for the first time during the early days of the Northern Ireland deployment.
Just enter your message below and we'll add it to the messages of support for our servicemen and women.