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Armed Forces Day 2022

EDM (Early Day Motion) 206: tabled on 27 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that Armed Forces Day took place on Saturday 25 June; celebrates the outstanding commitment of service personnel, reservists, service families, veterans and cadets to our peace and security; recognises the unique skills and expertise that the entire Armed Forces community contribute to the UK and beyond; highlights the work of the Armed Forces in supporting the Covid-19 pandemic response, from facilitating community testing to delivering vaccines; recognises the need for greater diversity within the Armed Forces; is disappointed that female personnel are still experiencing greater discrimination at work; calls on the UK Government to step up its commitment to all serving personnel by improving pay, terms and conditions; and urges the UK Government to address longstanding issues for veterans, such as barriers to accessing fair pensions and compensation for injury during service.