Council reaffirms covenant commitment

May 2, 2018

Angus Council has become the latest organisation to sign the UK Armed Forces Covenant. 

In doing so it has made a commitment to support the country’s servicemen and women wherever and however it can and to ensure no member of the Armed Forces should suffer any disadvantage as a result of their service.

The 27 April signing – by Provost Councillor Ronnie Proctor MBE – took place at the Webster Theatre in Arbroath. The document was co-signed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by Major General Bob Bruce, Military Secretary and General Officer Scotland.

More than 2000 UK organisations have now signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

Provost Cllr Proctor said: “We want to create places where people are proud to call home. Service Veterans are very much a part of that vision. We know they have a wealth of experience, skills and knowledge that can make an enormous contribution to making Angus a great place to live, work and visit.” 

John Morrow, Angus Council’s veterans champion and service leader for housing, said: “We are proud to re-sign the Armed Forces Covenant. By signing, we are committing to our continuing support for members of the Armed Forces Community and the role they play in our society.

“This means making Angus a welcoming place for veterans and their families by providing person-centred housing solutions and other services that meet their particular circumstances, and providing easy access to the right kind of information and advice.”

The signing was organised by Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association and attended – along with the signatories – by the organisation’s Regional Employer Engagement Director Ron Macgregor.  

For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant email [email protected].