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Old soldier chooses Crown Estate Christmas tree for friends

Old soldier chooses Crown Estate Christmas tree for friends

Francis Batt

Old soldier chooses Crown Estate Christmas tree for friends

Chelsea pensioner Ray Huggins MBE had quite a task yesterday.

The retired Regimental Sergeant Major joined chief forester John Deakin in selecting four 16 ft Norway Spruce Christmas trees from the Crown Estate at Windsor.

The trees were then felled ready to be delivered to the Royal Hospital for former soldiers in Chelsea. They will arrive there on Tuesday, December 4.

Ray arrived raring to go, saying: "I'm looking forward to going into the forest and seeking out four tall trees with well balanced branches."

Among the team doing the honours with the axe was forest worker Luke Forest - yes, it is his real name.

Tees from the Windsor Estate are on sale to the public from December 1. You can find out more by calling 01753 860222 or visiting www.theroyallandscape.co.uk

For more information visit www.theroyallandscape.co.uk or call 01753 860222.

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