Medway Council has been recognised for its commitment to support the armed forces community.
Medway has a rich military history and recently celebrated Armed Forces Day with a family event. The celebrations continued when council officials awarded the Freedom of the Borough to the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, marking their long association with Medway.
The council has been honoured for its work to support serving and ex-military personnel and has been presented the silver award for the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Armed Forces Covenant ensures that services, such as education and career support, are provided to members of the armed forces community. The silver award follows Medway Council’s previous achievement of a bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. Last year’s award follows the council’s pledge to support the armed forces community through employing reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and their families.
Medway Council has been presented the silver award for its continued efforts to help those from a military background secure employment and provide support to them throughout their employment.
Cllr Howard Doe, Deputy Leader of Medway Council and its Armed Forces Champion, said:
“We are delighted that our continued efforts to support Medway’s armed forces community has been recognised. Being presented with the silver award for the Armed Forces Covenant is an achievement we are very proud of. It is a measure of our work to support Medway’s regiments, cadet forces and veterans. We are committed to ensuring support is provided to Medway’s armed forces community and we will continue to work closely with local military units to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the armed forces and to show our recognition of their work."