Reader’s Letter: What about our serving men?

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Who could fail to be moved by the amazing precision and professionalism of the guards and Royal Horse Artillery on the Queen’s birthday parade on Saturday?

The world watches such pageant with awe and rightly so. Yet our armed forces are being cut to the bone, not by trained strategists but by politicians, with no military experience, and treasury accountants.

Defence of the realm is the prime responsibility of government. Remember next year when you consider your options at the general election that this administration sends one billion pounds every month with very little audit trail, in so called ‘foreign aid’. As we sack our soldiers, sailors and airmen.

Mike Hookem

UKIP MEP Yorkshire &North Lincolnshire, and a former serviceman who saw service with the Royal Air Force and Commando forces.