The Somerset Armed Forces Covenant (SAFC) brings together charities, local authorities, other public sector organisations, businesses, communities, individuals and the military in a pledge of support between local residents and the armed forces community in Somerset.

The pledge was signed on 20 February 2012 and is available in the Downloads section of this page.

The Armed Forces Covenant

  • encourages local communities to support their local armed forces community and vice versa
  • promotes public understanding and awareness of issues that affect the armed forces community
  • recognises and remembers the sacrifices made by the armed forces community
  • encourages activities that help to integrate the armed forces community into local life

The Covenant is a promise from 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.

You are part of the armed forces community if you are serving, or have served, in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force. The armed forces community also includes families and dependants, reservists, and veterans. A veteran is anyone who has served in the armed forces.

For more information about the national covenant visit