Armed Forces Community Covenant
The East Ayrshire Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and it's local armed forces community. It is intended to complement the Armed Forces Covenant which outlines the moral obligations between the nation, the government and the armed forces at a local level. The aim of the Community Covenant is to encourage communities, charities, businesses, local governement and health care providers to support all our armed forces across East Ayrshire. This not only includes serving personnel, but also their families and vetrans, particularly where they have been injured or bereaved. By doing this we recognise what our armed forces have done for us and continue to do on a daily basis.
Veterans First Point Ayrshire
The transition from military to civilian life is challenging, regardless of how long someone has spent in service and the reasons for leaving. Each man or woman, who has served in our armed forces, will have different needs when they leave the services and need to be treated as an individual. Some Veterans will be physically and mentally fit, looking for work and seeking to build a new life for themselves and their family. Others may have special requirements, for instance if they have been injured or require support for mental health issues.
Veterans First Point Ayrshire provides an integrated support network for veterans and their families. This support is vital when finding the means to settle into a new home, work and social environment following military service. The aim of the support is to help veterans and their families overcome the various challenges. For further information call 07866 571553.
There are a huge number of Veterans Organisations, Regimental Associations, local branches of the Royal British Legion all of which have informative web sites, as do each of the Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. We have pulled together links to each of these, making it easy to access the information you need.
Armed Forces Day
Members of the armed forces gathered at Council Headquarters in Kilmarnock to pay tribute to the contribution made by all those who serve or have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
A specially designed flag was raised as part of a universal show of support to mark Armed Forces Day, which is being officially celebrated on Saturday 27 June. Armed Forces Day flags are also being flown where British servicemen and women are serving overseas, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Cyprus, Germany, Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.