Message from the front line

Captain William Theakston
Captain William Theakston

A Harrogate soldier who will be spending Christmas serving in Afghanistan has sent a message home.

Captain William Theakston, who is currently working in Forward Operating Base Oulette, Afghanistan said he would like to wish everyone at home a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

“Thank you to my parents, sister and grandmother all in Harrogate for sending parcels to keep me and the team going.

“My girlfriend Hannah, you have been a star, I can’t wait to see you soon. And lastly thanks to Victoria at Taylors Coffee for sending out some coffee.”

*Harrogate Advertiser Reporter Victoria Prest will be reporting from Afghanistan over Christmas and New Year. Read her first bulletin online Monday and in paper on December 27.

Picture by Corporal Dek Traylor Royal Air Force Photographer