Human Rights at Sea International is pleased to announce the adoption and signing of the pledge to uphold the UK Armed Forces Covenant demonstrating overt support for the Armed Forces Community.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation to those who serve. It says we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives. This includes offering injured servicemen and women and bereaved families extra support where appropriate.

Its two principles are that, recognising the unique obligations of, and sacrifices made by, the Armed Forces:

  • Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether Regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no 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.

Executive Director, David Hammond said: "For those of us who have served, our current service personnel and veteran community remain a cornerstone for providing mutual support, beit for personal or professional reasons. We are proud to sign our pledge, and we join over 11,900 fellow organisations who have done so to date."

More help and advice
For more about the Covenant and what it means for you, visit:


Source: HRAS International

Photo credits: HRAS International

Contact: If you have any questions, please write to us at

About Sharing. We welcome the use and dissemination of our copyrighted work with full, accurate and proper accreditation.