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Armed Forces in the community

About the Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.

Armed Forces Covenant

Civic and community leaders pledged their support for their local Armed Forces at the signing  of the Armed Forces Covenant on 2 December 2011.  

Shepway has a long tradition of co-operation between its civilian community and its local armed forces and the signatories represented all aspects of service and civilian communities and demonstrated the strong desire from everyone to work together. 

These included the 1st battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles, Royal British Legion, Royal Air Forces Association, the Soldiers' Sailors and Air Forces Families Association, Burma Star Association, Normandy Veterans Association, Folkestone Sports Centre, Kent County Council, Folkestone Town Council and the Channel Chamber of Commerce. Subsequently a number of other town and parish councils have joined the Covenant.

The Shepway armed forces champion is Councillor Hollingsbee.