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Lympstone commandant celebrates community links

Monday, 27 March 2023 06:00

By local democracy reporter, Rob Kershaw

Members of Torbay Council and the Countess of Arran pose for a picture with the signed covenant - Image Courtesy: Rob Kershaw/LDRS

Council reaffirm commitment to helping services

The commandant of the Royal Marines' commando training centre at Lympstone has thanked Devon County Council (DCC) and Torbay Council for reaffirming their commitment to the armed forces covenant.

This is a pledge in which the councils promise to help service people settle into civilian life away and provide easier access to employment, healthcare and housing.

It is estimated around 100,000 Devon residents are service veterans.

The Countess of Arran, Lady Arran, is vice lord-lieutenant of Devon. She's praised the armed services as a “major asset” to the county.

The video report is from Radio Exe.

 

 

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