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Removing barriers key aim of military covenant

Mon, 03 Sep 2012

Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson
Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson

Military personnel from the Isle of Man could be recognised by the introduction of an Armed Forces Community Covenant.

The government has gone out to consultation to determine if an official declaration in recognition and support of the armed forces should be brought in.

It would apply to those residents who serve, or who have served, in the British Armed Forces.

Similar covenants have been developed throughout the UK but the content for a Manx one would be up for the Island to decide.

The consultation can be found on the government website and will run until October 12.

Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson is spearheading the plan – he says it could entitle servicemen and women to more support:

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