- The Conservatives have increased the defence budget by £1.8 billion, to £40 billion by 2020-21, so that our Armed Forces have the right capabilities to keep us all safe.
- We’ve enshrined the Armed Forces Covenant into law, highlighting the importance we place on supporting our service personnel.
- All veterans will also receive a new ID card to mark their time in the Armed Forces. This will allow veterans to easily verify their service to the NHS, their local authority and charities, helping them to access support and services where needed.
Why this matters:
Our Armed Forces protect us and defend us around the world and serve communities throughout our country. Armed Forces Day gives us all the opportunity to thank service personnel for their contribution and to remember the sacrifice many have made to keep us safe.