December 21, 2013
PM's Christmas message to troops in Afghanistan
David Cameron has praised the "service and heroism" of British soldiers in Afghanistan and reiterated his pledge to bring them home by the end of 2014.
The prime minister, who visited troops there last week, said British people should remember the "extraordinary sacrifices" made by UK forces overseas.
The UK would not leave Afghanistan perfect, he wrote in the Sun on Sunday.
But he said the country would be capable of stopping itself becoming a "haven for terrorist training camps".
"By the end of next year we will no longer have British servicemen or women in a combat role in Afghanistan," he said.
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