Redbridge pledges support for armed forces with military covenant
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A special agreement has been signed by the council to acknowledge the “challenges and sacrifices” made by our armed forces.
Known as a military covenant, it is a show of support between the armed forces and our community.
Redbridge Council leader Cllr Keith Prince said: “The challenges and sacrifices that face the members of our armed forces cannot be overestimated and I am proud to show my support for the incredible work they do.”
The covenant means that organisations have access to grants of up to £250,000 for projects strengthening ties with the armed forces.
Cllr Prince said: “The Armed Forces Covenant is something that I and other members of the council are absolutely privileged to sign.”
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The signing ceremony was held on Wednesday of last week at Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford.
Major General George Norton said: “I am extremely grateful for the support the council and community provided to the armed forces over the period of the Olympic Games last year.
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“It was critical to our ability to fulfil our security responsibilities.”