Members of Carrickfergus Borough Council have welcomed an invitation to sign up to a community covenant in support of the armed forces.
The request was made to the local authority at a meeting last Monday night in a letter from soldiers’ charity AA Veteran’s Support NI.
The letter read: “Community covenants complement, at a local level, the armed forces covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the armed forces. The aim of the community covenant is to encourage local communities to support the service community in their area and promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community.”
Commenting on the covenant, Councillor David Hilditch said: “I don’t have nay problems with the outline in the document, so in principal I agree.” The proposal was seconded by Cllr Noel Williams.