Join me in supporting Armed Forces Day today. We should say a big thank you to all those who work tirelessly on a daily basis to keep our country safe.
Since joining parliament, I have participated in the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS). The scheme exists to increase awareness and understanding of the role of the Armed Forces among MPs.
As part of the scheme, I have travelled to various army bases across the UK, meeting service personnel to find out about the different roles within our armed forces and witnessing first-hand the work that goes on behind the scenes. The work that I have witnessed over the past year has been remarkable – I have really enjoyed taking part in the scheme and getting to know our servicemen and women.
I would like to thank all of those who work hard to keep us safe and encourage you all to do the same.