Caroline Dinenage this week asked the Government about plans to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Falklands campaign.
Speaking from the backbenches, in questions to the Ministry of Defence, the Gosport MP and former Digital and Culture Minister asked the Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Leo Docherty MP:
“The Royal British Legion and the poppy appeal have supported veterans over the decades and over a number of conflicts, not least the Falklands campaign, which my constituency has such strong links with.
Can the Minister talk a little about plans to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War next year?”
In response to Caroline’s question, Leo Docherty said:
“I am grateful to my hon. Friend. This is of particular interest, because my Aldershot constituency was formerly the home of the Parachute Regiment and one of my first engagements as a new MP was to attend the 35th anniversary of Op Corporate. There are significant plans under way, and I look forward to sharing those with her and her Gosport constituents in due course.”
Commenting Caroline said:
“The Gosport Constituency has a deep rooted military history, including strong links to the Falklands War and it’s veterans.
I look forward to hearing more about the Government’s plan to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the conflict which takes place next year.”