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What is the Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant
The Armed Forces Covenant is a formal promise from the nation, that Service Personnel, their families and Veterans are recognised for the sacrifices they make to keep us safe and should not be disadvantaged when accessing public and commercial services.
Local authorities and the armed forces community are encouraged to work together to establish a covenant in their area in order to:
• Encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their areas and to nurture public understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community
• Recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the armed forces community
• Encourage activities which help to integrate the armed forces community into local life
• Encourage the armed forces community to help and support the wider community, whether through participation in events and joint projects, or other forms of engagement