MP pleased with new Armed Forces bill

Monster truck 'Grim Reaper' in action at the HMS Sultan Summer Show. Thousands of visitors enjoyed an exciting Father's Day weekend recently at the HMS Sultan Summer Show 2018.  The not-for-profit Show was jam-packed with high quality Arena Entertainment including Monster Trucks, a Steam Fayre and motorcycle displays with the Royal Naval Volunteer Cadet Corps Field Gun and the HMS Sultan Volunteer Band ensuring the Show was in keeping with the best of Naval Traditions.  Outside of the Main Arena an enormous funfair, a free Fun and Games Arena, petting zoo, static airframe displays, creepy crawlies, craft and chairties tents, classic cars and a Georgian Gun Deck Experience based around the Battle of Trafalgar kept visitors entertained. In addition, guests were also given the opportunity to book their own ride on the 'Red Dragon; Moster Ride Truck.  On top of everythinng else on offer 2018 marks 'The Year of Engineering', a year long cross-government campaign. Picture: PO Phot Nicola Harper.

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AN MP has welcomed a flexible working bill for the Armed Forces.

Fareham MP Suella Fernandes is supporting the bill which has the purpose of recruitment and retention of personnel in the Armed Forces by enabling flexible working arrangements for regular service personnel.

The Bill would amend the Armed Forces Act 2006 to enable provision to be made through secondary legislation for flexible working arrangements for regular service personnel.

Suella graduated from the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme last year, completing a number of exercises with the Army and Royal Marines.

Ms Fernandes said: ‘I know from my experience of training with our armed forces that they are the most professional in the world.

‘They can only continue to be so if we recruit and keep the right people.

‘The measures in the Bill will play an important role in ensuring our Armed Forces continue to attract the best recruits.’