The U K Defence Forum would like to thank you for your service and sacrifice, wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. In particular we recognise the men and women who are serving on operations and deployment such as :

10,000 in Afghanistan

19,000 in Germany

3,200 in Cyprus

1,500 in the Falklands

1,000 elsewhere on land

and on or under the high seas the crews of

Our deterent boat

HMS Scimitar

HMS Sabre

HMS Enterprise

HMS Dasher

HMS Pursuer

HMS Scot

HMS York

RFA Gold Rover

HMS Atherstone

HMS Chaddingfold

HMS Grimsby

HMS Lancaster

HMS Monmouth

HMS Pembroke

RFA Bayleaf

RFA Cardigan Bay

RFA Lyme Bay