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During Armed Forces Week, 19th-25th June, Councils around London hosted Armed Forces flag-raising ceremonies. Some also re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC).

Signing the AFC signals an organisation’s intention to support the Armed Forces community and gives the signatory the opportunity to be recognised by the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award.

An ERS award shows that the recipient is delivering tangible support for the Armed Forces community. The Ministry of Defence, as the representative of HM Government, welcomes these commitments and is grateful for the support being pledged and provided.

Bromley, Hounslow, Merton and Westminster councils re-signed the covenant, reaffirming their commitment to helping the Armed Forces.

Flag raising ceremony at Bromley Council

Cadets on a parade in Bexley

Flag raising ceremony at Barnet Council

Merton council signs the Armed Forces Covenant

Westminister Council signs the Armed Forces Covenant