Defence secretary calls for greater diversity in military


Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said a greater diversity among the higher ranks of the armed forces is key to increasing the number of ethnic minorities enlisting for service. Fallon was speaking at an event hosted by the armed forces last Thursday (23) taking place ahead of Vaisakhi, the Sikh new year, which falls on April 13. He said: “The most important thing of all, to address diversity at all levels, is to show people from the Sikh community that you don’t just join, you can also get on. “I think it’s important for very aspirational communities, like the Sikhs, to see people succeed, to find role models in people…

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