We are delighted to present the best of this year’s Jingle Comms messages – festive messages for our troops and veterans.

We were once again overwhelmed with messages of support and good will. These are the best of them…thanks for your support.

I am delighted to be backing Pathfinder magazine’s Jingle Comms campaign this year. I know firsthand being away on operations over Christmas is never easy, so this is a great way to let troops know we are thinking of them.

Jordan Wylie

Thinking of all the serving military personal who will be away from family and love ones during the festive season. #supportourtroops

Brian Wood MC

To all serving British service personnel unfortunately deployed away from home for Christmas, many thanks for your service and keep yourselves busy, until you can return to your loved ones.

To my old regiment 1st Battalion, Royal Anglians (The Vikings) on Op Toral in Kabul, Afghanistan. Keep doing what you are doing; see you all safe and sound in April. Now stag on, my beers getting warm!

Captain Alex George, Catterick.


Whilst you’re busy on the Mexeflote, combat support or army boat,

At home, the trees and decs are up and Santa’s doing the rounds on his sleigh on the float.

As towards danger, in your warriors, husky’s, wolfhounds + mastiffs, you enter,

Back home we’re sat in cars stuck in traffic jams, queuing to get into the city centre.

As you fly high in the foreign sky aboard apaches, wildcats, a gazelle or a bell 212,

Remember many family, friends even strangers are home and thinking about you.

Wherever your spending your Christmas, be it on land, in the air or at sea,

Here’s wishing it’s as peaceful, safe and enjoyable as can be.

“Keep Safe, Keep Strong & Keep Smiling”

Nikki McLong

Hi Guys,

We just wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for sacrificing your time and for your continued dedication and protection of the UK. We really appreciate it and hope that when you come home you have an amazing time with all your families.

Stay safe.

Al and Toni Pearson

May we take a moment to thank our troops for their service to our country keeping us safe in 2018?

Mark & Julie Savage, Newcastle

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a safe New Year, a very big thank you for giving up your time at this very special holiday.

Janet Moore

Christmas is always a time for family and loved ones. It is very sad to know that you are unable to be with yours. We want you to know that your sacrifice and courage is massively appreciated by us all. We hope you stay safe and return home soon.

Thinking of you all and thank you for your service.

Hatty Millar

Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year to all our servicemen and women and their long suffering families.

Graham Bradley

Just to say a massive thank you for your service to our Country and keeping us all safe. Will be thinking of you all as I have a wee drink on Christmas morning.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

Take care, keep safe and hope you’re home soon to your loved ones

Best wishes

Brenda Crowe


Thank you for all that you do and sacrificing time away from your family in order to protect us back home in the UK. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope you can celebrate with all of your family when you return home. Thinking of you all!

Helen Perks, Essex.

I just wanted to pass on a message to all those serving away over Christmas. I hope the tour goes as quick as possible, thanks for your defence of the country and Merry Christmas troops!

Simon Groody, London.

Thanks to the best troops in the WORLD! Have a great Christmas and New Year!

Katy & David Harding, Seaham.

Hope everyone in the RAF Air Movements Trade has a good detachment over the festive period. Per Ardua ad Astra.

Cpl Ricky Deaton, Spalding.

Wherever you are in the world this Christmas, we want you to know how thankful and grateful we are for your service. It’s thanks to you that millions have the privilege of spending Christmas at home with their families, we hope one day to repay that privilege. Godspeed to bring you home.

Claire Hobday

I would like to personally thank you each and every one of you for all that you do and the sacrifices you make to protect us back home in the UK.

I wish you all a very merry Christmas and hope you can celebrate with all of your family and friends when you return home.

I certainly will be celebrating with my husband when he returns home in March.

Kindest regards

Helen Reedman

Thanks to our amazing boys and girls protecting our great nation on operations around the world and in the UK over Christmas.

Walker Page, Sunderland.

“It is with a grateful heart that I wish you all a happy Christmas whilst apart from your loved ones.  Thank you for your service and commitment. You are all in our thought at this special time of year”

Nikki White

To all the wonderful men and women in our armed services who will be away from their families and loved ones this Christmas. I would like to say a big fat thank you for everything you do to keep the rest of us safe. May you have a very merry Christmas x

Christine Harbertson

It’s not just this time of year, Christmas time, but every day our thanks are given and thoughts are given to those serving abroad for our country. It’s more poignant at Christmas being away from your families, therefore extra thanks and consideration are given. Good wishes given also to Veterans who may be encountering hard times. I wish you all a Happy Christmas and best wishes for the coming New Year; happy thoughts for when you return to your families. Stay safe, thinking of you all.

Mia Alner

Just a quick message to say a massive Thankyou to all of you serving away this Christmas time.

We really do appreciate all you are doing in order for us to be safe in the UK Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a safe return home to your loved ones soon Xxxx

Stephen Reilly

To all of our service men and women.

Thankyou so much for your sacrifices. I and my family are very grateful for all you do.

Being away from your families at Christmas

Must be so heartbreaking.

Bless you and keep safe.


The Stevens Family

Just to say a massive thank you for doing that you do, we could never repay you for your sacrifices.

Seasonal greetings to you and I hope you get to spend something with your loved ones soon.

My thoughts and prayers are with you



Kofo Ajala

Sending huge cheers and best wishes, and an enormous thank you to those of you not home for Christmas. Our thoughts are with you and your families – we hope you stay safe and enjoy a wonderful celebration when home. xx

Chris Rhodes

Thinking of all those currently serving abroad, keeping us safe from our enemies.

Gary Britton

Thank you for all that you do  in the forces.  You sacrifice time away from your family and friends in order to protect us back home in the UK.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you will be able to celebrate with your family when you return home.

Stay safe.

Thinking of you all.



Merry Christmas to all serving personal

Thank you all for your sacrificing your time away from your family, friends and loved ones to protect us all back home in the UK. Being an ex-serving Sapper I know how you all feel about this time of year. The outstanding job you are all doing is second to none. You are not forgotten, my family and friends always toast the serving personal every year to say thank you.

I wish you all and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wherever in the world you may be, and that you will be celebrating with your family, friends and loved ones on your return home to the UK.

Thinking of you all for a safe return and again thank you



Roger Philpot

To All my Brothers and Sisters out there working hard and away from home this Christmas, stay safe, and get yourselves home soon. Your families and friends miss you and love you, we’re all proud of you for your sacrifice.

Best wishes and a merry Christmas

Glynn Alner

(Former RM Commando)

Any time away from your loved ones is tough, but especially so at Christmas. As the daughter of a soldier I know that too well – and there was no Facetime or Skype available to me then. I relied on the old-fashioned blue airmail letters which I remember once sneaking a quality street toffee into it for my dad !

Thank you for giving up this precious time and hope that you enjoy your moments when you return home to family and friends. And that they’ve saved you a toffee, or whatever your Christmas favourites are!”

Kerry Saunders

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas. Thinking of those away from family and friends and thanking you all for everything you do and all you sacrifice for us. Thank you

Rachel Crosbie

As ever I’d like to add my thanks and support to our troops both in general for their service throughout 2018 and those specifically away on operations over the Christmas period. I have been away myself on operations in my time with the RAF and it is never easy to be away from loved ones over this time. However, we are all thinking of you and thanks for your service.

I’d also like to pass on my thoughts those veterans who are facing up to hard times over the festive period in 2018. A problem shared is a problem halved, so please talk about your problems and let’s get them sorted once and for all.

All the best,

Mal Robinson, Editor, Pathfinder.

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