Thursday 12 November 2020 / 3:21 PM Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer thanks Armed Forces for their “absolutely phenomenal” support during Covid effort on visit to HQ Standing Joint Command

Keir Starmer has paid tribute to the “absolutely phenomenal” work of our Armed Forces in supporting the fight against Covid-19.

The Labour leader visited Headquarters Standing Joint Command in Aldershot today to meet service personnel on the Joint COVID Support Force alongside Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey.

Speaking after the visit, Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

“It was an honour to spend the morning with the Standing Joint Command, the team that year-on-year provides the resilience and backup that we need, from floods to bomb disposal.

“This year, they have provided vital support on Covid-19: delivering protective equipment, running mobile testing and setting up Nightingale hospitals at speed. It has been absolutely phenomenal.

“There is a great pride across the country in what our Armed Forces are doing day in day out, and in response to this pandemic. They have been so committed to our country.  I was grateful for the opportunity to say thank you to our Armed Forces for everything they do.”