military covenant


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military covenant

n
the supposed understanding that members of the armed forces and their families will be supported by the state in the event of injury or death in the course of duty
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That is part of our obligation in the social contract, or the military covenant, which demands that the state looks after its troops who in turn should be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice,' said General Morake.
As we have repeatedly told across these pages, the soaring numbers of serving and former soldiers suffering mental ill health is a shameful betrayal of the Military Covenant.
He believes that ex-servicemen and women are particularly badly hit because of their military service under the new rules - and that it contradicts the UK's military covenant to protect the forces community.
The former sapper claimed his shocking treatment proves the Military Covenant -- a promise from the nation that those who have served are treated fairly -- was utter nonsense.
The men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us safe deserve all the support we can give them, and I'm proud to serve in a Government which has enshrined the key principles of the Military Covenant in law.
The chief exec of Hilary Meredith Solicitors said: "A Parliamentary inquiry would be a good starting point into the realities of the Military Covenant and what is being done and what is not being done.
As part of the deal, the military covenant will be implemented in full in Northern Ireland, meaning more focus on the treatment of military veterans, while the triple lock guarantee of at least a 2.5% rise in the state pension each year, and winter fuel payments, will be maintained throughout the UK.
He added the DUP's influence on Theresa May's party was already visible in the Queen's Speech, indicating the commitment to deliver the Military Covenant "across the UK" was a nod to his party's long-standing demand for its measures to be fully rolled out in Northern Ireland.
These people are supposed to be protected by the military covenant, something the Conservatives often talk about.
The Military Covenant is a term coined in 2000 to represent the obligation owed to current and past members of the military by the Government and British people.
Mr Cameron, who will use the Nato summit to push for an international declaration building on the work of the UK's military covenant, said: "For the last four years I've put strengthening respect and increasing support for our armed forces at the heart of this Government's agenda.