Armed Forces

John Baron MP hosts Parliamentary screening of Nuclear Test Veterans film

June 20, 2014
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MP promises further evidence of ‘shameful’ indifference On 25th June the British Nuclear Test Veterans’ Association (BNTVA) and John Baron MP will host a film screening in Parliament. The 40-minute film, entitled Nobody told us Anything, documents the test veterans’ participation in the British nuclear tests in Australia and the South Pacific in the...
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John Baron MP welcomes HLF award to Lee Chapel North Club for WW1 Project

June 20, 2014
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MP urges other local projects to apply for lottery funding to mark Centenary A grant of £7,000 has been awarded to the Lee Chapel North Holiday Club to help local people learn more about the First World War. The project will help people to visit heritage sites and to produce a short film documenting...
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John Baron MP: NAO report on Reservists confirms ‘balance sheet’ exercise

June 11, 2014
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MP says Defence Secretary’s reputation is on the line Today the National Audit Office (NAO) published a highly critical report on the MoD’s Army reforms to replace 20,000 Regulars with 30,000 Reservists. The report concludes that the Army 2020 reforms were not subjected to the appropriate feasibility testing. The NAO also concludes the transition...
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John Baron MP: 2RRF Honour Guard marches off the square

May 30, 2014
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John Baron MP: 2RRF Honour Guard marches off the square

John Baron MP: 2RRF Honour Guard marches off the square MP slams MoD Reservist plans Tuesday saw the last Fusilier Honour Guard outside No 10. Since February 2013, ex-members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers have paraded outside the gates of No 10 to coincide with the Cabinet’s weekly meeting. The former soldiers have...
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John Baron MP highlights shortfall in Army Reserve training courses

May 30, 2014
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MP says Catterick course of 7 recruits is a waste of taxpayers’ money John Baron MP, and many other Parliamentarians, has opposed Government plans to replace 20,000 Regulars with 30,000 Reservists, fearing such plans will create unacceptable capability gaps and false economies. The MoD is having severe trouble recruiting Reservists and is throwing more...
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2RRF Honour Guard marches off the square

May 22, 2014
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Fusiliers will continue with 1RRF Since February 2013, ex-members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers have paraded outside the gates of No 10 to coincide with the Cabinet’s weekly meeting. The former soldiers have been marking their disagreement with the MoD’s plans to disband 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (2RRF) as part...
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John Baron MP questions Defence Minister over need for updated reservist costs

May 12, 2014
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MP urges transparency and warns again of false economies Today in the House of Commons during Defence Questions, John Baron MP asked the Government to produce revised costings for their plans to replace 20,000 regulars with 30,000 reservists. Following the initial launch of these plans, there have been a series of cost increases including...
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John Baron MP explains to the Prime Minister why nuclear test veterans are a special case

April 9, 2014
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MP presses David Cameron on recognition campaign As part of the recognition campaign for the British nuclear test veterans, John Baron MP had a private meeting with the Prime Minister this afternoon to discuss the aims of the campaign. After previously hitting a brick wall with the MoD, John requested the meeting with the...
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John Baron MP promised meeting with Prime Minister over Nuclear Test Veterans

April 3, 2014
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MP supporting recognition campaign John Baron MP has been assisting the British Nuclear Test Veterans’ Association (BNTVA) in their campaign of recognition for the veterans’ unique service in the 1950s and 1960s. Having initially approached the MoD and hitting a brick wall, John has been promised a meeting with the Prime Minister (following his...
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John Baron MP: a robust defence policy or white elephants and PC

March 14, 2014
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MP says 2% of GDP on defence is insufficient In a piece published earlier in the week, John Baron MP has warned of the consequences of not properly funding our Armed Forces. In Britain, defence is being cut to the bone: the Defence Select Committee’s latest report suggests we may be approaching the point...
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