Safety of our troops is paramount
The "snaps" have had to be removed from more than 650 Christmas crackers being sent to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan because of regulations on the carriage of "explosives".
The original plan was for the troops to receive a cracker to pull with their turkey dinners.
"The troops will just have to go 'bang' themselves when they pull them."
Phew - you can't be too careful can you?