Tuesday 25th July 2017 was a very special evening for Peacehaven, as Councillor Brian Gosling our Mayor and Chair of the Council accepted and signed the Military Covenant for our town. Presented by Captain Jonathan Darrington-Slegg, the Armed Forces Covenant sets out the relationship between the town, 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. 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 the sacrifices made. The Council wishes to encourage the local community to support the armed forces, to promote public understanding and awareness and will be running a series of events to raise awareness and funds over coming months and years.
The Covenant is from the Council, to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community. One of the first in East Sussex and the only town within Lewes District to be presented with this Certificate, Peacehaven Council are very pleased to publically pledge our concrete support for the armed forces community.
The event was covered by Latest News and can be viewed at https://thelatest.co.uk