THE Defence Secretary today urges Sun readers to buy a poppy for our troops serving on the Covid front line.
Ben Wallace praised their commitment as 2,500 arrived in Liverpool to begin mass virus testing.
He told HOAR the military have been central to the UK’s pandemic battle, but added: “There were no carers’ claps for them and much of what they have done has been unseen.
“I am proud that Defence has played — and will continue to play — a major part in easing these pressures.
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“Whilst Remembrance weekend will look very different this year, please buy a poppy and think of our brave armed forces — both those who fought for our freedoms in the past, and those fighting for us to be able to regain them today.”
He added: “The UK’s Armed Forces have contributed their skills to local planning, testing, transport and logistics.
“They have, as ever, gone the extra mile, and will continue to go above and beyond.”
Explaining the role played by the military in Liverpool this week, Mr Wallace said: “At 47 sites around the city, men and women in combats will administer Covid tests to the people.”