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Oral Answers to Questions

Martin Vickers Excerpts
Thursday 21st April 2016

(5 years, 3 months ago)

Commons Chamber

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Leader of the House
David Evennett Portrait Mr Evennett
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The Wales Remembers 1914-18 programme was launched in January by the First Minister. It shows details of the commemorative events taking place in Wales and further afield during 2016. There will be an overnight vigil at the Welsh national war memorial in Cardiff on 30 June to commemorate the centenary of the battle of the Somme, and Caernarfon castle will host the “poppies weeping window” from 11 October to 20 November.

Martin Vickers Portrait Martin Vickers (Cleethorpes) (Con)
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On 25 June the armed forces day national event will be held in Cleethorpes. Does my right hon. Friend agree that armed forces day is an opportunity not only to mark the continuing bravery of our armed forces, but to link it to the sacrifices of the past?

David Evennett Portrait Mr Evennett
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My hon. Friend makes a very good point. We are so grateful to those who continue to serve in the armed forces for what they do, but we must never forget those who gave sacrifice in the first world war.