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Armed Forces Community Covenant Northamptonshire County Council

Article posted: Jul 03, 2013 by Sqn Ldr Utting

South And East Midlands Wing were repesented at the signing of the Armed forces Communty Covenent in Northamptonshire by Wing Staff Officer Squadron Leader Adrian Utting and Cadet Flt Sgt Sergent of 5(F) Northampton Sqn ATC

The aim of the Community Covenant is to encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces community in their area as well as to promote public understanding and awareness of issues affecting the Armed Forces personnel.

The Community Covenant also aims to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community and encourage activities which help to integrate Armed Forces personnel into the community and civilian life.

Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Councillor Jim Harker said: “I am very pleased that Northamptonshire County Council will be signing this document and strengthening our commitment to Armed Forces personnel and veterans.

“In doing so, we are agreeing to work with our partners to recognise the significant contribution made by members of the Armed Forces and to provide advice and support that enables Armed Forces personnel in Northamptonshire to improve their quality of life, as well as that of their families. I was pleased to sign as a partner in the Northampton Borough Council covenant recently, and now we endorse our commitment as the county council, county-wide.”

All 3 services were repesented by units from the regular and Reserve forces as well as the cadet forces