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Armed Forces Covenant

We've signed the Armed Forces Covenant

The covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and other organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community; it is an agreement between the armed forces community, the nation and the government. It encapsulates the moral obligation to those who serve, have served, their families and the bereaved.

The covenant’s twin underlying principles are that members of the armed forces community should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services; and that special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given the most such as the injured or the bereaved.

The covenant can be signed by a business or other organisations of any size, and from any industry whether they are an employer of a member of the armed forces community or simply wish to acknowledge publically their support for the armed forces.

Over 900 companies and organisations have signed a covenant these include major names such as Asda, Vodafone, Virgin Media, Royal Mail, RBS and Lloyds banking group, and now us.

Recognising the armed forces community unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution.

For more information about what it means and the work of the Armed Forces Initiative, go to their website.