Ben Wallace – 2021 Comments on the Armed Forces Covenant

The comments made by Ben Wallace, the Secretary of State for Defence, on 15 December 2021.

Today is a significant day for the military community which for the first time has seen the Armed Forces Covenant enshrined in law.

The Armed Forces Act places a legal obligation on public bodies to consider the welfare of service personnel and veterans alike, giving them improved access to crucial services that we all rely on every day.

It will also strengthen the Service Justice System – an integral part of the Armed Forces and support the unique role of our people who operate globally.