Soldiers from Weeton Barracks received civic thanks for their efforts overseas when they held their annual Christmas dinner.
The soldiers serve the nation, so Fylde’s mayor and consort served them their turkey and sprouts in what has become a Fylde tradition in recent years.
Coun Linda Nulty, Fylde mayor, said: “It is a Christmas tradition that I was proud to continue as it shows the gratitude that Fylde people have for their efforts.
“It is only a few weeks ago that the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (2 LANCS) paraded through St Annes upon their safe return from Afghanistan.
“Thousands of people turned out to show their admiration for their work and I represented those people at the Christmas dinner in the barracks.
“They endured hundreds of enemy contacts in Afghanistan and they deserve some fun and relaxation now they are back with their friends and families.”
The troops will enjoy several weeks of rest with families before overseas training next year.