Armed Forces Covenant is signed by the council

Joint Leaders Polson and  Moody, with Lt Col Matt Sheldrick.
Joint Leaders Polson and Moody, with Lt Col Matt Sheldrick.

East Dunbartonshire Council has joined with many other organisations and signed an Armed Forces Covenant with the Ministry of Defence.

This demonstrates the organisation’s support of the Armed Forces community, acknowledging and recognising the value of serving personnel and their families.

Joint Council Leader Andrew Polson said: “Signing this Covenant with our Ministry of Defence colleagues firmly demonstrates our support to the Armed Forces, including Regulars, Cadets, Reservists, Veterans and their families, who all play such an important role in the operations of the Army, Air Force and Naval Service.”

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and their families are treated fairly. Organisations signing the Covenant are clearly demonstrating their commitment to this promise.

Signing the Covenant on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, was Commanding Officer of the 7 SCOTS Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Matt Sheldrick.