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MP Rosie Winterton graduates from army course

Rosie Winterton has been presented with a graduation certificate by by Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS) Life President Sir Neil Thorne after completing a AFPS scheme which gives politicians experience of life in the armed forces.

Rosie Winterton has been presented with a graduation certificate by by Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS) Life President Sir Neil Thorne after completing a AFPS scheme which gives politicians experience of life in the armed forces.

Doncaster Central MP, Rosie Winterton, has completed a scheme which gives politicians experience of life in the armed forces.

Rosie Winterton spent time aboard HMS Dauntless and visited British troops in Afghanistan as part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS).

She was presented with a ‘graduation certificate’ by AFPS Life President Sir Neil Thorne.

Doncaster Central MP Rosie, who holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Commander, said: “MPs have the responsibility of deciding when to send our servicemen and women into action, and for that reason it’s vital we see how the armed forces operate and understand the situations and dangers soldiers, sailors and air force personnel face.”

The scheme is run to give MPs experience of the various services.

Its aim is to improve the quality of debate on military issues, by exposing its members to first-hand experience of the services.

 

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