The erroneous assumption that hostile states were no longer relevant has rightly been abandoned. Now our Armed Forces need the resources to meet the challenge.
We can be proud of the military campaigns in Iraq and Syria. There remains much to do and we will stay the course.
Unless we know our role in the world, we cannot have a strategy. And without a strategy, we cannot suitably design our armed forces.
The benefits of a secure, stable and loving family are are even more important for military personnel than for the rest of us.
Defeating Daesh will help keep Britain’s streets safe.
Despite the significant Polish contributions over the generations, one will be hard pressed to find any commemoration of their efforts and sacrifice.
Or will the upcoming SDSR be used to change the Government’s plans?
Diverting an RAF flight to supply specially insulated tents to Erbil before winter would save thousands of lives
They were totally unacceptable and shouldn’t happen, but a little part of me understands why they occur.
They were acting on our instructions, at risk to more than their standing. So as I say, they deserve our understanding of the circumstances in which they acted.