The Isle of Man’s Armed Forces Community Covenant has enjoyed strong support during its first year of operation.
Speaking in Tynwald yesterday (Tues) Juan Watterson MHK said he was delighted with the positive response from a number of key organisations and the wider Manx public.
Mr Watterson informed Members of the progress that has been achieved in terms of promoting the welfare of our armed forces personnel and their families.
The Annual Report on the Operation of the Armed Forces Covenant outlines the work undertaken over the past year including an update by the War Memorials Preservation Committee.
The Covenant is an official declaration of the Island’s recognition and support for those residents who serve, or have served, in the British Armed Forces and looks to ensure that the Island’s military veterans and active personnel are not disadvantaged by their service.
The annual report states that strengthening the relationship with the Island’s business community is helping to secure employment for returning servicemen and women, while a comparison against best practice in the North West of England shows the Island is ‘doing exceptionally well on all fronts’.