Staffordshire Freemasons are the first in the Country to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, which commits the Freemasons to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community. Recognising the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country
The Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Ian Dudson, together with John Lockley, Head of Staffordshire Freemasons and Lieutenant Colonel Pete Brunton, Commanding Officer, 16 Signal Regiment based in Stafford led the event at the Freemasons Memorial Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas near Lichfield on Thursday 23rd September.
The Lord Lieutenant praised the partnership between the Freemasons and the Armed Forces and their loyalty to the Queen. He further stated the Covenant would be beneficial to both organisations.
In signing the Covenant on behalf of Staffordshire Freemasons, John Lockley stressed the value of the Armed Forces to the country and the privilege it will be to support them in the future.
Lieutenant Colonel Pete Brunton signing of behalf of the Ministry of Defence, stated how much he and his regiment enjoyed living in Staffordshire with its wonderful infrastructure, such as education and health which is so important to the Armed Forces. Personnel often have to relocate both at home and abroad and easy access to such services is very important. He also welcomed the partnership with Freemasonry and looked forward to working together in the future.
The event was supported by many people including members of the Armed Forces and Staffordshire Freemasons and their families.