Open letter from 12 Armed Forces charities

DefenceSynergia (DS) is happy to publish an open letter from 12 Armed Forces charities asking MPs to consider changes to the the ‘Armed Forces Bill’. The COBSEO website, in introducing the letter says this- “The following joint letter has been co-signed by the Royal British Legion, Poppyscotland, Cobseo – The Confederation of Service Charities, Veterans Scotland, SSAFA the Armed Forces charity, Help for Heroes, Combat Stress, Forces in Mind Trust, the Naval Families Federation, Army Families Federation and RAF Families Federation and RAFA.”

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Retreat from The Threat Reality – DefenceSynergia Support for The Right Honourable Tobias Ellwood MP Chairman of the Defence Committee

 

Retreat from The Threat Reality – DefenceSynergia Support for The Right Honourable Tobias Ellwood MP Chairman of the Defence Committee

 

DefenceSynergia (DS) has long argued that the United Kingdom (UK) has lacked a Strategic sense of direction since the ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’ and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Successive UK governments since have taken ‘the peace dividend’ several times over. As the Chairman of the Defence Select Committee, The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, pointed out in the House of Commons that at the time of the collapse of the Warsaw Pact the UK defence budget represented over 4% of GDP – it is now just above 2%. (more…)

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