It is essential that the UK Armed Forces reflect the communities they serve, and that they are more representative of modern Britain

Vernon Coaker MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, commenting on the Chief of the General Staff’s comments that the Army should seek to attract more ethnic minority recruits, said:

“It is essential that the UK Armed Forces reflect the communities they serve, and that they are more representative of modern Britain.

“The Forces must accelerate the recruitment and retention of Personnel from ethnic minorities, and need to work more closely with leading community groups from across the UK to advance this.”