I am absolutely delighted that Chatham has been chosen to host the main event for the first ever Armed Forces Day in the UK. The event in Chatham, which will see senior military commanders join the Royal Family and Government ministers at the Historic Dockyard, will allow people from all over Kent and the South East to honour and celebrate our troops for the hard work they do. I for one believe we do not do enough for our troops - a belief that was shared by the youngsters I met at Mid Kent College on Thursday. Whilst this is an excellent step forward, and an exciting one for Chatham, I think there is still a long way to go before we treat our soldiers, sailors and air force personnel with the same respect that other countries, like America, do. But in the meantime, put the 27 June into your diaries and head on down to Chatham to join me in showing the men and women who go to war for their country how proud we are of them.