The Archbishop of York - Archbishop calls on Government to Respect the Spirit of the Military Covenant He also made a parachute jump as a fundraiser for troops and their families, and visited Afghanistan.
In a sermon to mark Yorkshire Day on 1st August, Dr. Sentamu spoke of the role of British armed forces have played in Afghanistan "to bring liberty to those made captive by terror and oppressed by an ideology which masquerades as religion and governance..."
"...Soldiers will be called upon to make personal sacrifices - including the ultimate sacrifice - in the name and service of the Crown. In putting the needs of the Nation and their comrades before their own, they forego some of the rights enjoyed by those outside the Armed Forces."
"In return for putting the needs of the Nation before their own, and for being ready to make the ultimate sacrifice, members of our armed forces should always expect just treatment and respect by Her Majesty's Government and by us all. They have a right to believe that they (and their families) will be sustained and rewarded by commensurate terms and conditions of service."
via tweet from John Sentamu