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Stray FM surprises Harrogate army wife

Stray FM surprises Harrogate army wife

Published at 12:58pm 20th December 2019. (Updated at 9:47am 22nd December 2019)

Harrogate Army soldier returns home for Christmas

  • Stray FM's helped make a Christmas wish come true for one listener.
  • Adrian Dixon who is currently serving in the army wasn't due home to Harrogate for the festive period.
  • However after being granted leave, he wanted to surprise his wife, Nadine - enlisting Stray FM's help.

Stray FM has surprised one woman with the best Christmas present EVER - her husband!

Adrian Dixon is a Sergeant Major in the army and is currently posted at Kinloss Barracks, near the village of Kinloss, off the North Coast of Scotland.

He's wasn't due home to Harrogate for Christmas - but the powers that be granted last minute leave.

Adrian contacted Stray FM to help surprise his wife with his return:

Watch the moment Adrian surprised his wife Nadine

Together since 1999, Nadine and Adrian have been used to army life.

He first joined the army when he was just 16-years-old and has worked up the ranks during his 21 year career.

Adrian is part of 39 Engineer Regiment which provides engineering and technical support to both the British Army and the Royal Air Force (RAF). 

Nadine has been telling Stray FM what life is like when Adrian is away from home:

"It's busy and hectic. You don't realise how much he actually does. When he's away - it doesn't fall apart - but it is tough. I try to keep it together. It's me and our daughter Jasmine who's 18.

We also have two dogs and they're like two more children. With work and everything else, it's a balancing act."

Army soldier
Nadine and Adrian Dixon

Speaking about his return home, Adrian said:

"It's mega - being home for Christmas is just fantastic. I can't thank Stray FM enough.

"From what was a simple what's app message has turned into a big surprise for Nadine.

"It's phenomenal - I'm so grateful - and happy to be home!"