The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh and former Armed Forces charity Trustee, Mims Davies, has remarked that the launch of the new Office for Veterans Affairs – promised by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson within days of him entering 10 Downing Street – is a significant demonstration of the UK Government supporting the countries veterans.
The newly created Office for Veterans’ Affairs will be a champion for our ex-servicemen and women at the centre of government - building on the excellent work done since 2010. It will promote the outstanding contribution veterans are already making to our economy and society and ensure no individual who needs help is left behind after they leave service.
Commenting Eastleigh MP Mims Davies said:
“As a former Trustee of an armed forces charity, and having been lucky enough to work alongside veteran organisations across the Eastleigh constituency, I really welcome the creation of the Office for Veterans Affairs, particularly given our areas close historic links to our excellent armed forces.
“Only this week I spoke with Minister for Veterans Affairs and former British Army officer, Johnny Mercer, to ensure that the Department for Work and Pensions and the Ministry of Defence are working fully together in support of our serving service men and women and our veterans, including through our job centres, and was pleased to also congratulate him on the creation of this new Office.”
Eastleigh MP Mims Davies has long been passionate about supporting veterans, both locally across the Eastleigh area by annually supporting Remembrance events and working with local armed forces groups, as well as by serving as a Trustee of Armed Forces charity Building Heroes.
Also commenting, Minister for Defence People and Veterans Johnny Mercer said:
“As we reset this country’s relationship with her veterans, we’re making progress with establishing the Office for Veterans’ Affairs.
“David’s knowledge and experience of both military life and our veterans community will mean that the OVA will make a huge difference to our former service personnel.”