The Commander (Rear) for Headquarters, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC) signed Gloucestershire’s Military Community Covenant at Shire Hall in
Gloucester on 27 February.
Brig. David Paterson, OBE, represented the ARRC at the ceremony, an event which brought together both military and civilian leaders from throughout the greater Gloucestershire community to participate in the ceremony and sign the Covenant.
More than 10 public sector organisations, including Gloucestershire County Council, the six district councils, NHS, police, as well as representatives from the voluntary sector, Royal Navy, Army, and Royal Air Force were present at the ceremony.
The Gloucestershire Military Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between the civilian community and the various military organizations that exist in the county. A key purpose of the covenant is to encourage support for the Armed Forces Community living and working in Gloucestershire.