BASICS Scotland has just signed the Armed Forces Covenant, in doing so we have made the commitment to support the country’s servicemen and women wherever and however it can and to ensure no member of the Armed Forces should suffer any disadvantage as a result of their service.
The signing – by BASICS Scotland Chair Dave Bywater – took place during an employer visit to gain insight into Reservist training courtesy of Leuchars-based 612 Squadron RAF Medical Reserves.
The document was co-signed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) by Group Captain Mike Priestly, Commander Medical Royal Air Force Medical Services.
BASICS Scotland’s commitment to honouring the Covenant includes pledges to:
- Promote the fact it is an Armed Forces-friendly organisation.
- Seek to support employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces by accommodating their training and deployment where possible.
- Strive to support the employment of Service spouses and partners.
- Offer support to local cadet units.
- Aim to actively participate in Armed Forces Day.
The signing was organised by Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association’s Regional Employer Engagement Director Jim Dickie.
Jim, who is also a serving Reservist, said: ”We are delighted BASICS Scotland has committed its support to our Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
We look forward to continued collaborative working between BASICS Scotland and the MOD in support of our Armed Forces personnel, veterans and military families.
Read the HighLight article here.