The covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families are treated fairly.
To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.
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.
The Armed Forces Covenant relies on the community and businesses in the UK to help support those who have served in the armed forces. This includes veterans, reservists, families, and Adult Cadet Volunteers. Those that wish to support the Armed Forces can sign the covenant and create their own written promises and pledges to help set out to support and help the Armed Forces community. The type of support can vary depending on the size of the organisation but generally includes policies that encourage reserve support, support employment of the Armed Forces community and help to give them a fair deal on commercial goods and services.
Read the Sussex Chamber’s Pledge to Support the Armed Forces Covenant
Browse our images from the Covenant Signing here
Find out more and how to get involved at the Armed Forces Website