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Posted on Wednesday 21st December

British Prime Minister David Cameron has made an unannounced early Christmas visit to UK troops serving in Afghanistan.

He was unable to fly to the main British base, Camp Bastion, due to a dust storm but was diverted to the Nato base in Kandahar where he met British Tornado pilots from RAF 12(B) Squadron.

Mr Cameron was shown around a Tornado jet and met with United States General James Huggins, the Head of ISAF Regional Command (South), to discuss military progress in Afghanistan. He later joined soldiers and air personnel in the Services' canteen.

The government is creating a cabinet committee with responsibility for the armed forces as part of a new cross-government effort to improve the welfare of British troops. Mr Cameron will chair the committees first meeting in the new year.

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