The Prime Minister has sent a message of support to all those involved in tonight’s Soldiering On Awards as the glitzy ceremony begins.
Theresa May, in a message delivered to a packed awards hall at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London by defence minister and deputy Lords leader Earl Howe, said she was delighted to send support for this year’s awards.
Hundreds of guests, military dignitaries and friends and family of all those nominated in this year's awards categories are enjoying a formal dinner and glitzy ceremonial evening at tonight's event, hosted by BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine and actress Vicki Michelle.
Mrs May, in her message, said: “The event provides fantastic platform to give recognition to the extraordinary achievements of our Service personnel, veterans and the groups, businesses and charities that support the Armed Forces community. Their efforts are invaluable and it is only right that their work is appreciated and celebrated.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to recognise the sterling work of X-Forces Enterprise and all you do to support our Armed Forces.
“Please extend my warmed wishes to all those attending. I am grateful for their ongoing endeavours to support those who defend country and their families. I hope the event is a great success.”