Air Commodore Kevin Pellatt, Armed Forces Commissioner for Norfolk County Council, accepted the Royal British Legion Community Award from Major General Sir William Cubitt, President of the Royal British Legion in Norfolk.
Kevin said he was delighted and proud that the work of the Norfolk Covenant Board has been recognised. He explained that the Board’s current projects cover Health, Employment and Skills, Education and raising awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant.
Kevin added: “The Covenant impacts on all aspects of life for those who are serving, those who have served and their families. We are keen to ensure they know what they are entitled to and where to turn to for help.”
The Norfolk Armed Forces Covenant Board received the Community Award from the Norfolk County Royal British Legion in recognition of the work it does to ensure the armed forces community in Norfolk is well supported and treated fairly.
Paul Bishop, Head of Engagement for East Anglia RFCA said: “Armed Forces commissioners embedded within councils are a driving force to ensure that everyone from policymakers to front-line staff are aware of their local authority’s pledge and how they contribute to its delivery.”
Air Commodore Kevin Pellatt FCMI RAF became a member of the East Anglia RFCA in 2016. Our RFCA comprises of 160 volunteer members from across the region, all of them influencers in their communities and advocates of the Reserve Forces or the Cadet Forces in one capacity or another.
All the counties in East Anglia have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Nationally, all the councils that have successfully implemented the Covenant, like Norfolk, have put in place an infrastructure, acted in proportion to the size and type of their Armed Forces community and clearly defined their their roles and objectives.
To find out more about how councils in East Anglia have delivered on their Armed Forces Covenant pledge, click here.
Photo courtesy of the Norfolk Armed Forces Covenant Board: Air Commodore Kevin Pellatt, Armed Forces Commissioner for Norfolk (left) and Major General Sir William Cubitt, President of the Royal British Legion in Norfolk