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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 222342, tabled on 27 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how his Department defines what constitutes a veteran.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

4 February 2015

A veteran is defined as someone who has served for at least one day in Her Majesty's Armed Forces, whether as a Regular or Reservist.

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