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Defence Secretary announces Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Board

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Defence Secretary announces Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Board


Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced that the first meeting of the cross-Government Armed Forces Covenant and Veterans Board will take place on Thursday 26 October.


Co-chaired by Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and First Secretary of State Damian Green, and reporting to the Prime Minister, the board underlines the Government’s enduring commitment to the Armed Forces community.


Meeting biannually, the Board will drive forward the existing Armed Forces Covenant commitments community across all Government departments responsible for delivery, with a specific focus on the priority areas of healthcare, including mental health. Housing, education, and employment opportunities are also other areas which will be covered. In addition, the Defence Secretary and the First Secretary of State will meet separately with leading Service charities and the single Service Family Federations to discuss the Covenant on an annual basis. This will ensure the views of the wider Armed Forces Community are represented in government decisions. Government initiatives delivered to date through the Armed Forces Covenant include:


READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defence-secretary-announces-armed-forces-covenant-and-veterans-board


Mmm which Veterans Board are they on about? (or is this the Board that deals with veterans appeals)

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get board with their veterans board, did us veterans no good because we were in many conflicts prior to 1975 = no pensions, no this no that, and on return from operations return by the back door, if you want your medal go to armoury and sign for it.

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