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Morley shows support for Armed Forces

The official signing of the Armed Forces Community Covenant took place at Morley Town Hall.

The official signing of the Armed Forces Community Covenant took place at Morley Town Hall.

Morley has signed an official statement to show its support of its local Armed Forces.

The official signing of the Armed Forces Community Covenant officially took place at Morley Town Hall earlier this month.

In September 2013 Morley Town Council resolved to sign the Community Covenant along with joining the Defence Discount Service Scheme.

The principle of the Covenant is a statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces Community. It is intended to complement the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces, at the local level.

The Army, Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, together with a representative of the Royal British Legion and SSAFA, (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmens and Families Association) came together in Morley to take part in the very special event.

The people that signed the Covenant were Lieutenant Andy Pogson RNR from the Royal Navy, Major Stephen P Boardman MBE, Army, Flight Lieutenant James Betts, Royal Air Force, Coun Tom Leadley, Mayor of Morley (on behalf of Morley Town Council), Coun Terrence Grayshon FRSA,-on behalf of SSAFA and Mr Robert Scaife, on behalf of The Royal British Legion.

Also in attendance for the official signing were Major R A Rawlins (retired) the Deputy Lieutenant West Yorkshire, Colonel A C Roberts, President, SSAFA West Yorkshire, and Coun Judith Elliott from Morley Town Council.

 

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