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Armed Forces Community Covenant


The purpose of this Covenant is to encourage support and raise awareness for the Armed Forces Community working and residing in Gloucestershire and to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by members of this Armed Forces Community, particularly those who have given the most. This includes in-Service and ex-Service personnel their families and widow(er)s in Gloucestershire.

For veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces. There are Veterans Breakfast Clubs all over the UK and further afield that all share the same ethos of mutual support and understanding. Breakfast Clubs exist to facilitate veterans (also quite often current service personnel) meeting face to face in a relaxed, safe, social environment.

They meet on a regular basis at local venues and contacts (attached) for further information are enclosed.

Whether you are currently serving, or have previously served in the Armed Forces, you may need some help with benefits and financial advice.

For further information please contact the Benefits Team


Joining Forces Gloucestershire is a partnership between Age UK Gloucestershire and SSAFA (Gloucestershire Branch) to support local older veterans to have a safe and comfortable later life.

More about the covenant

If you have any questions about the covenant or local services for armed forces personnel and veterans, please contact us:

The Rifles & Recent Defence announcements

Following on from the publication of Rifles County brochures in early 2021 the Colonel Commandant of The Rifles has now written the attached letter.  General Sir Patrick Sanders explains how change is impacting on battalions of The Rifles

Additional support and contacts

Armed Forces Covenant (GOV.UK) - further information on support and advice, getting involved for regulars, reservists, veterans, service leavers and families


Free and 100% confidential helpline that provides a supportive, listening and signposting service for serving personnel, former members of the Armed Forces and their families.


Confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Combat Stress

Confidential and safe help and advice about Service-related mental health issues for the whole military community.

The Last Rendez vous (LRV)

A local group of veterans in the five valleys, looking to create a hub of ex-forces. We are sending smoke out to any veteran to L.R.V. 


Big White Wall

Share what's troubling you anonymously. Free for serving personnel, veterans, family members and carers.

NHS 111
You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency (available 24 hours). You can also get information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.

Veterans UK 

Information on claiming AFCS, Armed Forces Independence Payment, Medical Discharges and Pension Forecast Requests.

Help for Heroes

Lifelong support to Service Personnel and Military Veterans with injuries, illnesses and wounds sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.

The Royal British Legion

Helping members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families.

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