Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has spoken of his excitement following a briefing with the Defence Secretary on equipment investment. This briefing took place on 8th March 2021.
Giles said “As a member of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Group, I have visited military bases and met service personnel from not only UK but across the world. The British military is the most professional and skilled defence force in the world, and it is only right we get excited about the new investment in their equipment”.
Commenting on the current push towards modernisation, Giles said:
“There are a number of pieces of equipment, like the Queens Flight and the old type frigates, which are years outside of retirement and successive Governments have extended their lifespan. I welcome the push to order new, modern equipment to make sure our brave armed forces have what they need to protect our values on the world stage."