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Supporting armed forces personnel
10 March 2017
Medway has been honoured by a national scheme for its commitment
to support armed forces personnel.
The Armed Forces Covenant focuses on ensuring services are
provided to members of the armed forces community, from education
and family well-being to advice on starting a new career.
The covenant runs an employer recognition scheme which
identifies UK employers that support defence personnel who serve or
have served, as well as their families. It is the first time Medway
Council has been recognised by the scheme.
The council has received the bronze award due to its ongoing
pledge to support the armed forces, including employing reservists,
armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and their families.
Family fun day
On Wednesday, 15 March, Medway is hosting an
Armed Forces Fun Day, bringing serving
personnel, reservists and veterans together. There will be the
opportunity to get a free health check, advice on housing, sport
and leisure, and share stories. The fun day, which is taking place
between 10.30am and 3pm at the Command of the Oceans visitor centre
at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, has been jointly organised by
Armed Forces Covenant, RBLI, Gravesham Borough Council and
Shepway District Council.
Armed Forces - at the heart of our community
Cllr Howard Doe, Armed Forces Champion, said: “We are proud of
the armed forces community in Medway and it is important we provide
them with the support and recognition they deserve. I hope anyone
who lives in or around Medway and is serving in the armed forces or
a veteran is able to attend the fun day with their family. We will
continue to raise awareness of some of the challenges faced by the
armed forces and will work with forces personnel to help ensure
they are at the heart of our community.”