Michael Fallon – 2017 Comments on Diversity in the Armed Forces

The comments made by Michael Fallon, the then Secretary of State for Defence, on 26 October 2017.

We are working hard to ensure the Armed Forces, like our cadets, better represent the society they serve but there is still much more to do. We want more sailors, soldiers and airmen to come from minority and ethnic communities. More diverse armed forces are a stronger armed forces; that has to start amongst the junior ranks and work all the way up to chief of the defence staff.