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Corby Town Council signs Armed Forces Covenant

Corby Town Council were honoured to sign the Armed Forces Covenant at their Full Council meeting held in the Chamber at Corby Cube on the 28th March. The event was attended by representatives from Corby Royal British Legion and Maj Iain McDavid 103 Fs Bn REME who is based in Northampton.

Maj Ian McDavid said 'I was delighted to be invited to sign the Covenant in Corby and support the local town council. This is an extremely important bond in supporting Regular Army, Reserve personnel, The Royal British Legion and Veterans within the community and is much appreciated. '

The Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment to support the Armed Forces Community and to recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country.

Liz Harries from Corby RBL said 'We are extremely proud of our town and the forces family in Corby and the signing of the armed forces covenant by Corby Town Council is a great step towards greater recognition of the contribution the military makes to our town. The motto of the RBL is 'service not self' and we hope that this message can be carried in all walks of life' . The event was attended by Liz and the Chair of Corby RBL, Charles McQuarrie who is Corby born and bred and is a Veteran of The Royal Anglian Regiment ,2nd battalion (poachers).

Cllr Mark Pengelly, Leader of Corby Town Council said 'We knew the signing of the armed forces covenant was a priority for the Town Council from day one and we are privileged to sign this on behalf of the people of Corby. We now urge businesses and other organisations to sign the Armed Forces covenant to recognise the huge sacrifice made by serving personnel, veterans and their families.'

Corby Town Council added their commitment to the covenant and the armed forces by putting forward Cllr Lyn Buckingham as the Town Council Armed Forces Champion, which will be formally confirmed at the next Full Council meeting which will be held on the 23rd May.

To learn more about the armed forces covenant please visit : Armed Forces Covenant: guidance and support - GOV.UK (

Posted: Thu, 06 Apr 2023 11:44 by Clerk

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