Campaign to keep Welsh Cavalry

Politicians and former soldiers join forces in a campaign against reported plans to abolish the Queen's Dragoon Guards

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MPs summon defence ministers to explain plans for Welsh Cavalry

The Welsh Affairs Select committee is to hold a special evidence session into the UK Government's intentions for the future of the Queen's Dragoon Guards. There has been cross-party concern about reports that Ministry of Defence cutbacks will be abolished or merged with another regiment.

Committee chair, Monmouth MP David Davies said,

Disbanding the QDG would reduce opportunities for young people across Wales to serve in a named Welsh regiment. I have served in the Territorial Army myself in 104 Defence Regiment in Newport and I fully appreciate the opportunities which the Army can offer to young people.

We need to make sure Wales is not unfairly treated by these defence cuts and the committee will be asking for submissions from veterans and soldiers currently serving in the QDG.

We will also be asking the Ministry of Defence to explain its thinking on this.

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