Thanking Serving Armed Forces Members

A pleasure to meet Lt. Col. Ged Murphy today, who is Commanding Officer of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Welsh, at a reception in the House of Commons for all the Welsh regiments.

Coming from an army family myself - both my father and grandfather were professional soldiers - I was pleased to see the Royal Welsh in fine fettle, particularly the 3rd Battalion which is made up of Army Reservists.

We owe a great debt of gratitude to our acting service men and women and our veterans in Clwyd South, elsewhere in Wales and the rest of the UK for their dedication and commitment to keeping us safe in a dangerous world.