28 Jul 2021

Former generals urge government to allow more Afghan interpreters to settle in UK

More than 40 former military commanders are calling for urgent action to help Afghans who served alongside British forces to settle in the UK.

They are warning that “time is of the utmost essence” in the face of a resurgent Taliban.

The Ministry of Defence says they have already helped more than 2,200 former Afghan staff and their families to relocate to the UK.

But today’s joint letter warns that too many applications are being rejected, putting at risk the very people who helped to save countless British lives.