Troops send messages to mums

SEPARATED from their families by nearly 3,000 miles, Wattisham troops in Iraq today sent messages of hope, affection and humour to their loved ones.Although they are in the front line of the war with Saddam Hussein's forces, home is never far from the thoughts of the men and women of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.

SEPARATED from their families by nearly 3,000 miles, Wattisham troops in Iraq today sent messages of hope, affection and humour to their loved ones.

Although they are in the front line of the war with Saddam Hussein's forces, home is never far from the thoughts of the men and women of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.

Dozens of them have taken the opportunity to send their Mother's Day greetings through the Evening Star's war reporter James Fraser.

Today the Evening Star publishes those messages, which symbolise the feelings of the service personnel in Iraq and strengthen the vital link with home.

Each may only contain a few brief words, but the comfort they provide to those apart is immeasurable.