Kingston has signed the Armed Forces Covenant pledging to support the borough’s brave servicemen and women who reside among us today.
The Armed Forces Covenant represents a promise by the nation that members of the armed forces will be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve or have served.
At a local level, it is a partnership agreement between statutory, military and voluntary sector agencies who pledge to work together to honour and implement the national Armed Forces Covenant. Principally, partners agree to ensure that members of the armed forces community, and their families, have equal access to the same services and opportunities as ordinary citizens.
Kingston's Covenant was signed on Armistice Day 2018 (11 November), by the Mayor, Leader of the Council, Kingston Council’s Armed Forces Champion and representatives of Kingston’s three regiments.