in association with

East Riding Community Covenant

Key Information

What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

If you are serving, or have served in HM Armed Forces, the Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation to make sure you and your family, as part of the Armed Forces community, are treated fairly when you access services, and do not face discrimination compared to other citizens. Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most, such as the injured and the bereaved.

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Who does the Armed Forces community include?

You are a member of the Armed Forces community if you are: 

  • serving / regular personnel
  • a reservist (volunteer and regular)
  • a veteran (those who have served at least one day in HM Armed Forces)
  • family of serving personnel, reservists and veterans (including spouses, civil partners, the children they are responsible for and, where appropriate, parents and unmarried partners) 
  • immediate family of serving personnel and veterans who have died, whether or not that death has any connection with service.

What is the East Riding Community Covenant?

East Riding of Yorkshire is home to both current and ex-serving men and women and their families from across the Armed Forces. These men and women, and their families, form a valuable part of the East Riding's community, bringing with them skills and a contribution that is unique and valuable.

In 2012, representatives from various local statutory organisations, voluntary groups and military charities signed the ‘East Riding Community Covenant’. This was renewed again in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.


Published at 4:05 pm Tue May 18th, 2021 in Community Services

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