David Hanson – MP for Delyn – met with The Royal British Legion to discuss the Legion’s current campaigning work and how support for veterans in the local area can be extended. Discussions took place around the treatment of Gulf War veterans, veterans with asbestos-related cancer and support of veterans who are now in the criminal justice system.
During the meeting David and the Legion also highlighted the need for the continued delivery of the Armed forces covenant which is the promise from the nation to support members of the Armed forces community. Flintshire is one area with a strong Armed Forces community covenant working group involving the local authority, charities and statutory providers.
The Royal British Legion are an excellent organisation, who do so much valued work in Flintshire. It was a pleasure to be able to meet with the Legion to discuss how we can deliver the care and services that Armed Forces community need.
I will continue to work with The Royal British Legion to ensure that our veterans are given the support they deserve.
Peter Evans, Public Affairs Manager for Wales at The Royal British Legion said:
“We were delighted to meet with David Hanson today to discuss the work of the Legion and the needs of the Armed Forces community. The Legion works every day in communities across Wales to deliver our services and we campaign to ensure they face no disadvantage. It was good to be able to update David on our recent campaign successes, such as securing fairer compensation for veterans with asbestos-related cancer and improved services for those with hearing loss.”