Across York and North Yorkshire, there are over 13,000 Armed Forces personnel - with thousands more veterans and family members.
The York Armed Forces Covenant works with organisations to support active and ex-servicemen, women and their families in our area.
'We value our Armed Forces Community and recognise the commitment and sacrifices made by our Armed Forces. I am therefore honoured to act as Armed Forces Champion on behalf of the City of York Council.'
Cllr Keith Aspden, Executive Member for Community Engagement, City of York Council
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to ensure the fair treatment of those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their family members. It focuses on helping members of the Armed Forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.
Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant: