20 March 2017
FOLKESTONE TOWN COUNCIL - THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT SIGNING
The official signing of the Covenant took place at a full Council meeting at the Town Hall on Thursday 16th March 2017 at 19:00 hrs. The Covenant was signed by the Town Mayor of Folkestone Councillor Martin Salmon and the Town Clerk Mrs Jennifer Childs, representatives from the Royal Gurkha Rifles, the Local Cadet Forces (Sea Cadets Corps, Air Training Corps) and Capt Kishore Gurung from Kent Army Cadet Force.
The Town Mayor of Folkestone said:
“We are delighted to become part of the ever growing list of leading companies and organisations that have signed up to the Armed Forces’ Covenant, recognising the value that serving personnel (both Regular and Reservists), Veterans and military families contribute to our businesses, communities and country.
Co- signing the Covenant with the Royal Gurkha Rifles and representatives from the Local Cadet Forces has provided an opportunity to establish a solid relationship between Folkestone Town Council and the Armed Forces Community.
Folkestone Town Council has always been an ‘Armed Forces Friendly’ organisation and actively promotes the Armed Forces and Cadets via a strong programme of civic and community engagement events which evidences how they Respect and Remember such as, annual services and events for Normandy D-Day, Armed Forces Day, Canada Day, VJ Day, Battle of Britain Day and Remembrance Day Services".