Tonic suits troops down to ground

Undated handout photo issued by the Ministry of Defence of Corporal Steve Lamb (left) and the All-in-One Company of soldiers from the 20 Armoured Brigade in Afghanistan, wearing romper suits after requesting a batch of them be sent out to keep them warm this Christmas. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday December 21, 2011. See PA story DEFENCE Suits. Photo credit should read: Ministry of Defence/Crown Copyri/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Ministry of Defence of Corporal Steve Lamb (left) and the All-in-One Company of soldiers from the 20 Armoured Brigade in Afghanistan, wearing romper suits after requesting a batch of them be sent out to keep them warm this Christmas. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday December 21, 2011. See PA story DEFENCE Suits. Photo credit should read: Ministry of Defence/Crown Copyri/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

AN Ashington firm has delivered a tonic for the troops.

The All-in-One Company has sent a consignment of its sleepsuits over to Afghanistan to keep soldiers serving there warm at night.

The gift was dispatched in response to a request by Darlington-born corporal Steve Lamb, currently on a six-month tour of the war-torn nation with 20 Armoured Brigade.

He e-mailed Kate Dawson, founder of the North Seaton Industrial Estate firm, to request some all-in-one sleep suits for his 10-strong section.

Steve, 32 asked: “Can I be cheeky and ask for a donation of a couple of onesies as they would be very useful with the cold nights over Christmas here in Afghan?”

Kate, pictured, was more than happy to oblige, saying: “We are delighted to do anything we can to brighten up their lives.

“Steve and his colleagues are doing a fantastic job.

“It’s really satisfying to know that we are able to help real heroes like Steve and his mates.”