Armies in the UK and all over the world have played a key part in supporting governments and helping in many ways throughout the pandemic and it’s likely that their role will continue in 2021. In early autumn, the military helped to organise mass testing in Liverpool. In December, 1,100 military personnel were sent to help thousands of lorry drivers spending Christmas Day stranded at Dover. Most recently, the Army have been helping secondary schools and colleges in England to set up mass coronavirus testing for their pupils.
Things to talk about at home…
What do you know about the role of the Army? Do you know anyone who is a soldier or
works for the Army? If so, what is their role?
Did you know that the Army did so many different things?
Please write any interesting thoughts or comments down and share them with me.