Dawley Hamlets Parish Council

Armed Forces Covenant

Dawley Hamlets Parish Council are proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant to show our support for our Armed Forces and to acknowledge that those who serve or who have served our country, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society that they serve.

The first duty of Government is the defence of the realm. Our Armed Forces fulfil that responsibility on behalf of the Government, sacrificing some civilian freedoms, facing danger and, sometimes, suffering serious injury or death as a result of their duty. Families also play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of our Armed Forces. In return, the whole nation has a moral obligation to the members of the Naval Service, the Army and the Royal Air Force, together with their families. They deserve our respect and support, and fair treatment.

Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services. Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved.

This obligation involves the whole of society: it includes voluntary and charitable bodies, private organisations, and the actions of individuals in supporting the Armed Forces. Recognising those who have performed military duty unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution. This has no greater expression than in upholding this Covenant.

For more information about the Armed Forces Covenant please click this link: The Armed Forces Covenant

For information about services and support available locally please click this link: Support available in Telford & Wrekin