We learn from his website that the Defence Secretary spoke at the British Legion reception at the Conservative party conference recently, described thus,
"Michael spoke at the Royal British Legion’s reception at the Conservative Party Conference recently.
Referring to the Armed Forces Covenant he said: “It is particularly fitting, in the 100th year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, to reflect on the importance of the Covenant. Our armed forces today, like those of a hundred years ago, embody the best of British, and it is right we honour all that they do for our country. We must never forget the willingness of our armed forces to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”
Importance of The Military Covenant
“The Military Covenant recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families. This isn’t just about Government – it is about society’s commitment as a whole.”
“I am proud that this Government has enshrined the following principles in law:
- that no current or former member of the armed forces, or their families should be disadvantaged compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services;
- and that special consideration is appropriate especially for those who have given most such as the injured and bereaved.”
“Never again can the Covenant cease to be honoured.”"
Just one question Mr Fallon, I appreciate you run a very big department with multiple responsibilities but just in passing, why is there a four month waiting list for non urgent PTSD referrals in the Tidworth Garrison?
Action this day Mr Fallon, action this day please.