Patrick Sanders noted that he is “the first chief of the General Staff since 1941 to take command of the Army in the shadow of a land war in Europe involving a continental power.”
General Patrick Sanders, the new head of the British Army, has stated that the United Kingdom must have the capacity to fight in Europe and to defeat Russia.
The senior military official indicated in an internal message, dated June 16 and obtained by BBC, that Russia’s special operation in Ukraine “underlines the main purpose” of the British troops, which is to “protect the UK and be ready to fight and win wars on land”.
“The world has changed since February 24 and there is now an urgent imperative to build an army capable of fighting alongside our allies and defeating Russia in battle ,” Sanders stressed in his message. addressed to the military and broadcast by the media this Sunday.
According to the general, the current objective dictates “accelerating the mobilization and modernization of the Army to reinforce NATO “, as well as preventing Russian troops from advancing through European territory. “We are the generation that must prepare the Army to fight in Europe once again”, noted.
Similarly, Sanders remembered in his message that he is “the first chief of the General Staff since 1941 to take command of the Army in the shadow of a ground war in Europe involving a continental power“.