Welsh war hero Simon Weston has urged Wales not to "lag behind" on the creation of a Veterans Commissioner for Wales.
Wales is the only UK nation without the role and the Labour Welsh Government has been slow to engage with the Conservative UK Government since its announcement of funding for such a position.
Commenting, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Social Justice, Mark Isherwood MS said:
“Welsh Conservatives first called for a Veterans Commissioner for Wales back in 2014 and it is incredibly disappointing that the Labour Government continues to drag its heels in getting on board with the Conservative Government following its promise to fund such a role.
“The time for ambiguity and excuses is over and it is vital we get this over the line to ensure first-class support for our current and former armed forces personnel, and the wider armed forces community, who have sacrificed so much to defend and protect our way of life.
“Wales has a proud record of support for our armed forces, but there is always more that can and should be done, and it is a point of shame that we are the only UK nation without such a role.”