UK farmers to feed troops for free

FARMERS are expected to feed around 1,200 troops and their families for free this Christmas as part of a nationwide initiative.

FARMERS are expected to feed around 1,200 troops and their families for free this Christmas as part of a nationwide initiative.

Turkeys have been taken to Catterick Garrison in Yorkshire, Headley Court in Surrey, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and the Royal Star and Garter in Richmond, and Colchester, as part of the Turkeys for Troops campaign.

NFU poultry adviser Chris Dickinson said: “Our farmers have been working closely with the MoD to ensure swift delivery of those turkeys and we are really pleased that the campaign has been a success. We sincerely hope they will enjoy their Christmas dinners.”

 

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