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The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has pledged its support to military personnel, veterans and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant during a ceremony at Horse Guards Parade.

The agreement was co-signed by Catherine Beloff, BHA Director of Legal, Governance and Business Partners, and Lieutenant Colonel Tom Armitage LG, Commanding Officer of Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR).

Catherine Beloff said, “Through this pledge, we will continue to ensure that all current and future colleagues from the Forces community are not only treated with fairness and respect, but always have the opportunity to flourish in their role.”

BHA Handicapper and Reservist, Lance Corporal Rachel Brierley-Ambrose, said: “A public pledge like this shows that Armed Forces personnel are valued by the organisation and can always expect equitable treatment – something that’s incredibly important for anyone serving or who has served.”

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Armitage said: “Signing the covenant means that the BHA is supporting its employees as reservists and veterans. As a forces friendly employer, the BHA will benefit from the wide range of unique skills and experiences that reservists and veterans bring to any organisation.”

What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

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