Paying tribute to our brave men and women on Armed Forces Day

We celebrated Armed Forces Day this week by saying thank you to all those working in our Armed Forces and crucial defence jobs across the East of England.
 
This is the eleventh Armed Forces Day, and it presents an opportunity to say thank you to our servicemen and women here and around the world. It is a chance to recognise the great sacrifice they have made for their country – often spending long periods away from home.
 
The Conservatives remain committed to meeting the NATO target to spend two per cent of GDP on defence, upholding our position as a global world leader. Unlike Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour, the Conservatives will always prioritise security; we genuinely recognise the sacrifice our brave Armed Forces have made for our country and want Britain to remain a global leader in defence.
 
 It is an opportunity for us to express our gratitude to those who are in the regular service, the reserves, the cadets and those who served in uniform, our brave veterans. That’s why in Great Yarmouth I want to celebrate our links with the naval destroyer HMS Dauntless. You can read about how I’ve lobbied the Secretary of State Defence to bolster those links to the town here.