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Visit to 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards

Good luck and God-speed to 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards deploying tonight to Iraq. And thanks Colonel Piers and his team for the brew in Lille Barracks, Aldershot - it was great to catch up with old friends, including Major Proudfoot OC HQ Company..!

Gurkha Cup

Fanstastic day at the Gurkha Cup on Queen’s Ground, Aldershot on Saturday. Huge thanks to the organisers, Tamu Dhee UK, to the Brigade of Gurkhas for sending the band and the RLC Silver Stars para display team - magnificent!

Farnborough Donkey Derby

Thanks to Sean Usher for letting me in the commentary box at this year’s hugely successful Donkey Derby in Farnborough. Huge thanks to all local Rotarians for their hard work in making it happen - it was a massive turnout and bumper crowd.

Cove Junior School 140th Anniversary

Huge fun this afternoon at Cove Junior School celebrating 140 years with a refurbished school garden & cake - well done & thanks to the pupils and staff - enjoy half term!

RAF 100 Party in Downing St

Cracking party for RAF 100 this afternoon in Downing St. The PM expressed the gratitude of the whole county for a century of incredible service. Stylish parking by the Red Arrows also impressive!

Speech in Debate on Repeat Prosecution of Veterans

The repeat prosecution of Veterans who have served honourably and are cleared of any wrongdoing must stop. It's our duty as a country to make it stop and end this scandal. Please see the video of my speech here.

Naya Yuva Visit to Parliament

Thanks for the Naya Yuva team for coming into Parliament - it was good to learn more about your great work across Aldershot, Farnborough and the Rushmoor Borough.

Question in Defence Questions

Our soldiers in Estonia need the best possible protection and firepower. I'm grateful the Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, for confirming this in the House of Commons.