Steve Wadey, CEO
I am once again delighted that QinetiQ is able to maintain its support for the UK Armed Forces Winter Sports Association (UKAF WSA). As the shadow cast by Covid recedes, I look forward to another successful Inter-Services Snow sports Championship (ISSSC), returning for the 2022-23 season to the Meribel resort that continues to host these championships so very well.
We are extremely proud of our collaboration and association with the UK Armed Forces. We applaud the way that military colleagues across all operating domains have continued to deliver amazing capability throughout the global pandemic, and are now working to address the increasingly challenging European and global security environment. We understand the ongoing efforts of our military colleagues in delivering the required outcomes from last year’s Integrated Review, maintaining core military output and also responding to the implications and impacts of the continuing Ukraine crisis and the changing threat to European security. We are privileged to play our part in enabling military capability, and value the close and enduring relationships we have with our partners and customers in Defence.
The impressive achievements of our Armed Forces are only possible because of the inspiring people that make up today’s services who rise to all challenges with unswerving loyalty and a characteristic ‘can do’ approach. In these difficult times, the role that sport and adventurous training plays is arguably more important than ever in retaining and developing inspiring people within the Armed Forces. We remain proud to enable this through our continuing support for the UKAF WSA, and especially for the inspirational Armed Forces Para-Snow sport Team (AFPST).
As always, the dedication, courage and team-work displayed by all ISSSC competitors and those in the other UKAF WSA competitions throughout the season is humbling. These attributes, together with a relentless focus on performance, serve as a great example to us all in whatever we do, whether in industry or the military.
I and colleagues across the Defence enterprise wish all ISSSC competitors’ safe training and racing this season, and look forward to supporting you all on the slopes in early 2023.