The armed forces covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces. It recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families, and it establishes how they should expect to be treated.
The covenant’s 2 principles are that:
the armed forces community should not face disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services
special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved
The covenant exists to redress the disadvantages that the armed forces community may face in comparison to other citizens, and to recognise sacrifices made.
We are delighted to demonstrate our support for the Armed Forces Community by signing the Corporate Covenant Pledge.