Support for armed or ex-armed forces and their families

Showing support for the Armed Forces provides a much valued morale boost for the troops and their families. You can find out more about what they are doing at home and around the world by visiting the official sites of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.

Armed Forces Covenant imageHarrogate Borough Council is proud to be a supporter of an Armed Forces Community Covenant.

The armed forces community includes all those who serve in the armed forces, whether regular or reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families.

The covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local armed forces community. It is intended to complement the national Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces.

The aims of the covenant are to:

  • encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their areas, and vice versa
  • promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community
  • recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community
  • encourage activities that help to integrate the armed forces community into local life.

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