The RAF Families Federation has recruited four new Regional Armed Forces Covenant Coordinators to ensure that members of the RAF community do not face any disadvantage compared to others.
Director or the RAF Families Federation, Bill Mahon, said:
"We are very pleased to have these talented new members joining our team. The RAF Families Federation provides serving RAF members and their families with an independent voice on the issues that cause them concern and our four new Armed Forces Covenant Coordinators will add to this representation by monitoring, advising and reporting on the implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant within their regions.
“We, as a Federation, are spearheading a number of initiatives to improve awareness of the Covenant and to engage with units, RAF personnel and their families, local authorities and other organisations to ensure the aims of the Armed Forces Covenant are implemented.
“It is essential that our people are given a fair deal and that the principles underlying the Covenant are understood and respected. Each of our new team members has a sound understanding of the RAF lifestyle and its impact on serving personnel and their families, a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of the Armed Forces Covenant and is therefore extremely well placed to work with local government and similar organisations to the benefit of RAF personnel and their family members”.
The Armed Forces Covenant
The Armed Forces Covenant is the Government's pledge, on behalf of the nation, to its armed forces that its members and their families will not suffer any disadvantage because they serve in the armed forces. This is an across Government commitment and encompasses areas of life including education, medical matters, accommodation, family employment.
The covenant sets out the relationship between the nation and the armed forces. It recognises that the whole nation has an obligation to service personnel and their families and it establishes how they should expect to be treated.