This Christmas Day 6,100 British sailors, marines, soldiers and aviators are deployed around the world, serving on 22 operations in 30 countries.
More than 7,500 personnel are also currently on standby in the UK to be called upon to support winter resilience operations here at home.
The Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force protect the UK and our allies and promote our interests around the world 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Thank you to our British Armed forces.
Thank you to all the men and women who have ever served our country.
Thank you to all those who are away from their families and loved ones this year. For our freedom and protection, they serve.
Thank you, you heroes!
Music in this video
E’s Jammy Jams
Silent Night (Instrumental Jazz)
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Photo Credits: MOD – Captain Lindsay Sharples, Cpl Babbs Robinson, Captain Oliver Key, Flight Llt Matthew Jeffery, Alex Bradford