The resolution, passed by a majority of 99%, was proposed by Derek Blackshaw from Salisbury and South Wiltshire branch. ‘We desperately need these services,’ he said.
Andrew Parker from Northampton branch strongly backed the resolution. ‘When you come to consider what these people are going through, there is no excuse whatever,’ he said. ‘They defend the country, they are forgotten when they come back.’
Richard Hilling, from the Wounded and Injured Nurse Group, added: ‘Please don’t forget families, friends and colleagues, and please retain the superb military hospital at Portsmouth.’