A DELIVERY of Christmas cheer arrived just in time to bolster the spirits of RAF Odiham members deployed overseas.

Shortly before Christmas care packages made up by Odiham Parish Council were delivered to B flt 18 (B) squadron, which is currently deployed supporting a French military operation in Mali,.

The parcels containing goodies designed to lift the troops' spirits were handed out by Odiham parish councillor for the RAF ward and Squadron Leader Jean-Marc David.

While they were packed by volunteers at Odiham Parish Council, The Red Lion and the Co-op aided the operation.