Thursday, 25 February 2010

Nikki Sinclaire Starts Royal Air Force Training

Nikki today the 25th of February 2010 started The Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme with an intense day of training at RAF Base Halton in Buckinghamshire. The objective of the Armed forces Parliamentary Scheme is to provide MPs with a broad view of military life and a real knowledge of the role and functions of the armed forces.

Nikki will spend time with service men and women throughout the intensive programme. The course will cover basic training and duties for both junior officers and for other ranks, concluding with a period in Afghanistan. When so many of our servicemen and women are putting themselves in harm’s way to protect our national interests, it has never been more important that those in Parliament truly understand the vital work they do

"As a politician, it is very important to be able to relate to the lives of the military along with the lives of the many people who make this nation great" said Nikki.

Continuing "The opportunity to speak with our brave service men and women and to see them in their military surroundings will be an immense building of my character, as a politician and as an individual.""I think I am very lucky to be given this opportunity"