The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

We have signed our own Covenant with the armed forces showing commitment to supporting serving, reservist and ex-armed forces personnel and their dependents.

Kent and Medway Civilian Military Partnership Board

The Kent and Medway Civilian Military Partnership Board oversees and implements the Kent Armed Forces Covenant and the Medway Armed Forces Covenant and organises an annual conference.

It has 5 sub-groups which focus on:

  • health and wellbeing
  • employment, economy and skills
  • integration housing
  • recognising and remembering

The board meets twice a year to receive reports and progress updates from each of the sub-groups, having a strategic overview of all activity and steering further progress and implementation going forward.

Find Support

If you are looking for support or advice there are a number of organisations who can help:

Armed Forces Veterans Hub

We have partnered with the Chatham, Medway and West Kent Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club to create the Medway Veterans Hub.

Run by veterans, for veterans, the purpose of the hub is to facilitate veterans and armed forces personnel to meet face-to-face in a relaxed, safe and social environment to enjoy breakfast, banter, combat loneliness and allow veterans to 'return to the tribe'.

The hub meets every Monday alternating between Fort Amherst and MidKent College. It’s free to attend. There are no fees, no contract and no subscriptions. 

To find out more or join the hub, email

Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

We have been recognised for our commitment to support the armed forces community and holds the gold award for the Armed Forces Covenant.

The gold award follows our previous achievement of a silver award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. Last year’s award follows our pledge to support the armed forces community through employing reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and their families.

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