Thursday, July 25, 2019

On Wednesday, Britain’s new prime minister Boris Johnson appointed Ben Wallace the new Secretary of State for Defence.

Wallace himself served in the British Army. In 1990, he was commisioned into the Scots Guards and left in 1998 as the Company Commmander of the F Company Scots Guards. After this appointment he took up politics and took a major interest in the armed forces.

Following this appointment, it is expected he will be very supportive.

Upon gaining this new role he commented, “As a former officer with the Scots Guards, it is an honour to take up this role at the Ministry of Defence”, and later saying, “I look forward to getting started and meeting colleagues from across the department and our military.”