APEMBROKESHIRE poultry farm helped 1,200 sick and injured soldiers enjoy Christmas dinner.

Capestone Organic Poultry, based near Walwyn’s Castle, Haverfordwest, donated produce to the NFU’s Turkeys for Troops campaign Justin Scale, managing director of Capestone Organic Poultry said he was pleased to be involved with supporting soldiers and their families by supplying the centre piece of the Christmas day feast.

“I’m delighted that some of our turkeys were enjoyed by the troops over the festive period – our gift seemed rather insignificant compared to the level of commitment and bravery shown by our troops all over the world,” he said.

“It was our small way of saying thank you to them for all they do for our country.”

Turkeys were taken to Headley Court in Surrey, Catterick Garrison in Yorkshire, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, the Royal Star and Garter in Richmond, Colchester and the Royal Hospital in Chelsea.

Pembrokeshire farmer and NFU Cymru deputy president Stephen James said: “Our farmers worked closely with the MOD to ensure swift delivery of those turkeys and we were really pleased that the campaign was a success. We sincerely hope they enjoyed their Christmas dinners.”

Capestone Organic Poultry, a family- owned business currently run by the fifth generation of the Scale family, has been specialising in growing poultry since the 1920s.

The NFU’s UK Turkeys website teamed up with Connect Packaging to launch the campaign, with the help of the Ministry of Defence.