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The UKNDA, a group of former military chiefs and politicians, wants the Government to commit to the Nato target of 2% as a minimum for the rest of the parliament and protect the budget from public spending cuts.
"The UKNDA wishes to express its sincere thanks to Sgt Singleton and his comrades for their dedication and professionalism in the face of terrorism."
UKNDA chief executive Commander John Muxworthy, branded defence the "Cinderella of the public services" and a "sacrificial lamb", saying: "The security of the United Kingdom is being severely compromised by the continued swingeing cuts to our Armed Forces."
UKNDA chief executive Commander John Muxworthy branded defence the "Cinderella of the public services" and a "sacrificial lamb", saying: "The security of the United Kingdom is being severely compromised by the continued swingeing cuts to our Armed Forces."
Britain could not deploy sufficient forces in time to defend or reinforce the islands, the UKNDA claimed.
The islands are more vulnerable than at any time since the invasion in 1982, the UKNDA said.
The Government should recognise that "defence is different" and treat it more generously than other spending departments, said the UKNDA.
UKNDA vice-president Col Bob Stewart, who was the first British United Nations commander in Bosnia, said: "Winston was a great friend to me.
UKNDA chief executive Commander John Muxworthy said: "The death of Winston Spencer Churchill after a two-year protracted battle against cancer, bravely and doggedly fought, is a grievous loss to the UKNDA.
The UK National Defence Association (UKNDA) said yesterday that the islands are more vulnerable than at any time since the invasion in 1982.
"As president of the UKNDA, WSC was generous, hardworking, proactive, and an inspirational leader." "A true patriot, WSC followed in the steps of his grandfather, Sir Winston, who in the 1930s campaigned ceaselessly for this country to rearm in the face of the ever-growing threat from Nazi Germany.
The UKNDA, which is backed by three ex-chiefs of staff, campaign for a "sufficient, appropriate and fully-funded Armed Forces".
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