Happy Christmas honey

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A SERVING soldier who will miss Christmas with his family this year has sent a loving message from Afghanistan.

Sgt Darren Carmichael, of Alverthorpe, emailed the Express to ask if we could surprise his girlfriend of three years, Sarah Watson, and her two daughters Niamh and Orlaith.

He said: “I want to wish them a very merry Christmas and hope they are all well. I can’t wait to see them when I am on leave at the end of January.”

Sgt Carmichael, who is with the 2 Signal Regiment in Kabul, said he hoped his Christmas wishes would put a big smile on their faces.