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Defence in the Media: Thursday 8 November 2018

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Defence news today includes an announcement by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson on additional funding to support veterans.

Veterans support

There is reporting in The Sun and Daily Express that Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced veterans will receive an extra £10 million in support, following last week's Budget, which will cover a range of new measures for serving and former personnel.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

As we mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, it’s absolutely vital that we remain resolute in our support for those who have served our country so well.

We must never forget the sacrifices they have made. So I am determined that the Ministry of Defence does all that we can to ensure those who struggle after serving their country are properly supported. One death through mental health issues is one too many.

That’s why we have stepped up our support, ahead of this historic Remembrance Sunday, with a batch of new measures to help our former service personnel and their families.

Separately, further coverage of a recent interview with Defence People and Veterans Minister Tobias Ellwood is carried in The Telegraph, reporting that the Minister has spoken about the perception of veterans' mental health, and referred to ways the Armed Forces supports those with mental health issues.

Image of the Day

Defence Secretary with Chelsea Pensioners collecting donations for The Royal British Legion
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson yesterday joined Chelsea Pensioners Anthony Hunt and June Lowe to collect donations for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in Westminster. Crown Copyright.

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