Amber Rudd pays tribute to service men and women in Hastings and Rye on Armed Forces Day

MP FOR HASTINGS AND RYE HAS PAID TRIBUTE TO LOCAL PEOPLE who work within the Armed Forces following a ceremony held in Hastings for Armed Forces Day.

Speaking after the ceremony, Amber said: “Armed Forces Day is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks to the brave service men and women who keep our country safe from threats around the world.

“Here in the South East, we have 57,000 people working in defence jobs – all of whom put themselves at risk each day and are away from their families for long periods of time so they may defend this country. It is only right that we honour their sacrifice and provide them with the support they need.

“I am pleased that for this Government, keeping our country safe is a priority.”

Last week saw the eleventh Armed Forces Day take place which seeks to honour those in military service including both active personnel and veterans. The Government is committed to meeting the NATO target for defence spending, which is 2% of GDP.

 

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Notes to the editor:

  • Amber is pictured with Mayor Nigel Sinden, Deputy Mayor James Bacon, and Rev Michael Turner.