Ministry of Defence
Latest Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report
What is the UK government doing to honour its commitment to support the armed forces community?
The armed forces community faces a number of challenges brought about by service life, such as:
- finding school places for their children as families frequently move around the country or overseas
- finding meaningful employment for partners/spouses
- getting fair access to competitive mortgage rates
The Armed Forces Covenant looks to change that by providing an extensive network of support across the country, including asking companies and local authorities to pledge their commitment to improve support for personnel.
Latest News from
Ministry of Defence
British Troops Engage with Terrorist Fighters in Mali22/10/2021 13:15:00
British Forces deployed in Mali have killed two armed terrorist fighters after being engaged by small arms fire while on patrol.
Chief of Defence Staff declares new DIO head office at DMS Whittington officially open21/10/2021 16:38:00
The Chief of Defence Staff has visited DMS Whittington, in Staffordshire, to officially open the new head office of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).
Air Gunner on board secret WW2 flight identified and buried in Albania21/10/2021 14:38:00
Sgt Peter Twiddy is buried in Tirana, Albania.
Forces News spotlight on MDP at HM Naval Base Devonport21/10/2021 13:15:00
British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) meets Ministry of Defence Police teams in and around the naval base in Plymouth.
HMS Prince of Wales hosts Pacific Future Forum21/10/2021 10:15:00
Second Royal Navy aircraft carrier hosts summit with UK allies to discuss technology, cyber, climate change and the Indo-Pacific.
Mandatory annual mental health training launched across the Armed Forces12/10/2021 10:15:00
To ensure personnel are always working toward top levels of mental fitness, a new Annual Mental Fitness Brief (AMFB) programme has launched across the UK Armed Forces on World Mental Health Day.
Armed Forces re-deploy to support Welsh Ambulance Service this autumn11/10/2021 10:15:00
110 Defence personnel will deploy to support the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust (WAST) from 14th October, working as non-emergency drivers. The task is expected to last until the end of November.
Army cadet sisters awarded consecutive Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet positions08/10/2021 15:15:15
Sisters Tegan and Cerys Aplin awarded the highly esteemed position of Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet, in consecutive years.