Soldiers based in Afghanistan show support for Leeds United in Christmas post

A group of soldiers based in Afghanistan have shown their support for Leeds United in a Christmas post.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 4:36 pm

NKC company one, the second battalion Yorkshire regiment, were deployed to Afghanistan in November this year.

Lewis Thickett said the group are providing rapid response force for advisers to the government in Kabul.

The battalion took to social media to show their support for Leeds United at Christmas.

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top left is Private Troy Bagshaw, top right is Private Dale Smith, middle left lance corporal Brandon Caleb, middle right Private Kieron Johnson, Front left Private Lewis Thickett, right of him Corporal Michael Simpson, front right private George Mason, left of him lance corporal Grahame turner.

The post has since gone viral, with thousands of fans resonating the support.

Lewis said: "Merry Christmas from me and all the lads over here, all have a good Christmas and we will be back for the last few games hopefully."

Many fans wished the group a happy Christmas - with the batallion being described as 'true heroes'.