Aussie troops are having a white Christmas in Afghanistan. Christmas parcels flooded in and internet and mobiles were running hot with best wishes from family and friends. For the Special Operations Task Group, those not on patrol were set to celebrate with a traditiional Christmas lunch in their mess at the Australian Base in Tarin Kowt.
Soldiers in Kandahar spent the day with the Poms followed by an Aussie barbecue dinner and on Boxing Day they play against each other in the Afghan version of The Ashes.
In Helmand Province, Australian gunners attached to the British Army celebrated Christmas with their British hosts and in Baghdad, members of the Australian Security Detachment, protecting the Australian Embassy spent Christmas Day on duty.
Best wishes to all our Australian men and women serving everywhere in the world.