Oakengates Town Council is proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant to show its support for our Armed Forces and to acknowledge the Covenant’s promise that those who serve or who have served our country, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society in which they serve.

Oakengates Town Council is also proud to have been awarded the Bronze Employer Recognition Award in recognition of its support to the Armed Forces Community.

The Armed Forces Covenant
An Enduring Covenant Between
The People of the United Kingdom
His Majesty’s Government
– and –
All those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces of the Crown
and their Families

The first duty of Government is the defence of the realm. Our Armed Forces fulfil that responsibility on behalf of the Government, sacrificing some civilian freedoms, facing danger and, sometimes, suffering serious injury or death as a result of their duty. Families also play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of our Armed Forces. In return, the whole nation has a moral obligation to the members of the Naval Service, the Army and the Royal Air Force, together with their families. They deserve our respect and support, and fair treatment.

Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no 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.

This obligation involves the whole of society: it includes voluntary and charitable bodies, private organisations, and the actions of individuals in supporting the Armed Forces. Recognising those who have performed military duty unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution. This has no greater expression than in upholding this Covenant.

For more information about the Armed Forces Covenant please follow this link The Armed Forces Covenant

For information about services and support available locally please follow this link Support available in Telford & Wrekin


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