Amanda Milling, Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase joined The 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) for their Service of Remembrance on Armistice Day in Kenya.
The Cannock Chase MP joined several other MPs on a visit to the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) where 3 PARA are currently deployed and undertaking a training exercise. The visit to the training unit in Kenya was over several days and saw the MPs meet with the troops who are stationed at BATUK as well as observe the training exercise and meet with troops from 3 PARA who are undergoing the training exercise. The troops, accompanied by Amanda Milling and the other MPs, took time out of their training schedule to mark Armistice Day, holding a service of remembrance from their training base in the Kenya.
Amanda Milling MP said: “It was a real honour and privilege to join 3 PARA at their Service of Remembrance to mark Armistice Day. It was an exceptionally moving experience to join these troops in their act of remembrance in this incredible location in Kenya where they are currently training.”
The visit to BATUK was part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme which Amanda Milling is taking part in. The scheme aims to better educate Members of Parliament about Armed Forces matters. MPs receive training, briefings and observe forces on deployment.
The Cannock Chase MP added: “The visit provided us with an invaluable understanding of the training unit in Kenya and enabled us to observe and experience the training which the programme offers there. It was a great opportunity to meet not only with the troops that deliver the training but also 3 PARA who are currently deployed to Kenya for the 6 week training programme.”
The Cannock Chase MP has been taking part in the Army branch of the Armed Forces Scheme since July.