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VIDEO: Christmas Wishes From The Ebola Zone
10:03am 24th December 2014
(Updated 10:03am 24th December 2014)
Crew onboard Falmouth's RFA Argus are sending Christmas wishes home to loved ones.
They are spending the festive season in Sierra Leone - trying to stop ebola from spreading further.
Thousands of people watched the ship depart from Cornwall for the disease zone, carrying with it air crews from RNAS Culdrose and marines from Plymouth.
Among those who waved it off were children, knowing that their mums or dads would be away at Christmas.
They include eight year old Charlie, who has been helping organise food donations for people in stricken areas. He told Pirate FM: "I feel sad that he's not here for Christmas, but I feel proud that he's going to help all of the people and to try to solve what the problem is.
"We saw a picture of all the children - and there were loads.
"I felt proud. Most of it is delivering food to houses with people who have got ebola and people who haven't got ebola - because they aren't allowed out of their houses."
Among those sending Christmas wishes home to the Duchy is Lieutenant Commander Paul Morris from Penzance.
Sporting a Santa hat he tells the camera: "Just want to say hello to Kate and Brad and everyone else around at home. I miss you really, really a lot. I hope you have a great Christmas without me - we'll have Christmas when I get home.
"Don't worry the beard will be gone by the time I get back."
You can watch all the messages to Cornwall here...10:03am 24th December 2014
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VIDEO: Cornwall News Headlines - 24th December 2014
Cornwall News: The Cornish Crew of RFA Argus send video messages home to Cornwall, as they face Christmas in the ebola zone. Find out more, and watch the rest of today's top headlines from the Cornwall Newscentre with Tristan Hunkin.