UKIP North Down Councillor John Montgomery has today expressed his concern at the deployment of the Royal Scots Borders 1st Battalion based at Palace Barracks in Holywood, to Sierra Leone.
Commenting, Cllr Montgomery said:
“This mission, and the reasons for it illustrate the ever-changing face of the modern threat to our troops. Although I wish each of them well on this recently announced mission; I sincerely hope that Senior officers and commanders have put in place the specific measures to protect those under their care whilst out there.”
“In addition, upon their return, I would also seek assurances that the local population are protected through adequate screening of our brave servicemen and women upon their return.”
Cllr Montgomery added:
“Our hearts and our prayers will go with each them as they embark on this difficult mission.”