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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Leaders put aside differences for Welsh Cavalry fight

The leaders of the Welsh Conservatives and Welsh Liberal Democrats have put aside political differences to express their support for the campaign to save the Welsh Cavalry, also known as 1st the Queen's Dragoon Guards.

The two leaders met regimental representatives and pledged to lobby UK Government colleagues. Andrew RT Davies, who heads the Welsh Conservative group in the Assembly, said:

It is vital that we maintain the momentum that has been established in this battle to save Wales’ only tank regiment. We will continue to passionately lobby our Westminster counterparts on behalf of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards.

And Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams said:

Any disbandment or amalgamation of this fine regiment would be severely damaging to the Armed Forces in Wales. Of course we understand that cuts to the defence budget have to be made, but the cuts need to be balanced regionally rather than being focused on Wales as a whole.

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