KEVIN Brennan MP recently met with veterans and campaigners trying to save the Queen’s 1st Dragoon Guards (Welsh Cavalry) and called on David Cameron to reverse his decision to axe the regiment for the Welsh families it will affect and the 300 years of Welsh history it will destroy.
Mr Brennan spoke up for the Welsh Cavalry during Business Questions stating the need for a strong representation in the Armed Forces of recruits from all corners of the United Kingdom.
Wales today only has three cap badges in the British Army: 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (The Welsh Cavalry), Welsh Guards, Royal Welsh. Meanwhile, Scotland has eight and England has 16 regional regiments.
“This historic regiment is a vital part of Welsh history and for 300 years it has survived numerous wars and battles but not David Cameron’s axe it seems,” said Kevin.
“If the UK Government cut the Welsh Cavalry it will leave Wales with only have two cap badges in the British Army compared to eight in Scotland and 16 in England.
“I raised this issue in the House during Business Questions because it is important the Armed Forces has a strong representation from all corners of the United Kingdom.
“Once again Wales is being hit hard and I have to ask why isn’t the Secretary of State for Wales doing more to stick up for Wales when the Prime Minister wields his axe?
“The Welsh Cavalry is primarily made up of recruits from Wales so this really will hit a lot of Welsh families hard.
“The Prime Minister has delayed his decision to axe the Welsh Cavalry for another three months and I hope he will use this time to talk to military experts, veterans and the Welsh Cavalry themselves.
“I would urge him to reconsider his decision for the Welsh families it will affect and the 300 years of Welsh history it will destroy.”