A message of thanks to the Armed Forces from Defence Chiefs and HM The King.
A message from the Defence Chiefs and the Secretary of State for Defence.
"Yesterday was a remarkable day in the history of the nation. It was both an immense privilege and a solemn responsibility for the Ministry of Defence and our Armed Forces to fulfil.
Thank you, once again, for contributing in an exemplary way and with such extraordinary personal commitment and dedication, while also meeting all our other operational requirements. We are immensely proud of you all and are privileged to belong to the Defence community.
This has been recognised by His Majesty The King who has provided the following personal message for the Department.