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The Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that no current or former member of the Armed Forces, or their families, should be at a disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services.

A copy of the Armed Forces Covenant can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Further information about the Armed Forces Covenant can be found on the Armed Forces Covenant website.

The Armed Forces Community is made up of:

  • The Royal Navy / Royal Marines
  •  The Army
  • The Royal Air Force
  • Reservists
  • Families of those who serve, including spouses/ partners and children

West Yorkshire Local Authorities and the Armed Forces Covenant

Each West Yorkshire Local Authority has signed the Armed Forces Covenant to pledge their support to the Armed Forces Community. Each Local Authority has:

  • A web page on their main Council website dedicated to the Armed Forces Community advertising both local and national support services
  • A Covenant Partnership Board that meets at least twice a year
  • An Elected Member Armed Forces Champion
  • An Armed Forces Covenant Officer

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