The Armed Forces Covenant

SRX are fully committed to supporting the military community in the UK - almost all of our personnel are ex-military, and we currently employ three serving reservist personnel as part of our family security teams. We are a firm advocate of the armed forces covenant, which is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

The armed forces covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces. It recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families, and it establishes how they should expect to be treated.

The covenant’s 2 principles are that:

  • the armed forces community should not face disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services

  • special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved

The covenant exists to redress the disadvantages that the armed forces community may face in comparison to other citizens, and to recognise sacrifices made.

The armed forces covenant is supported by the community covenant and the corporate covenant. The community covenant encourages local communities to support the armed forces community in their area and promote public understanding and awareness. The corporate covenant is a public pledge from businesses and other organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community.