What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

The Armed Forces Covenant, created by virtue of the Armed Forces Act 2011, is a promise from the nation to those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether Regular or Reserve, and those who have served in the past, and their families. It commits that they should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public services. It also recognises that special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given the most such as the injured and bereaved.

In Hertfordshire, the covenant operates under the name Hertfordshire Heroes. The Hertfordshire Heroes website will provide you with information about the support and advice that is available in Hertfordshire.

Whether you're leaving service and looking to settle in Hertfordshire, are a reservist living in the area, or have any other connection with the armed forces, we'll give you support when you need it.


The Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant

The Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant, in place since 2011, is a commitment from public and private organisations to support the active and retired Armed Forces community living and working in Hertfordshire. This includes raising the profile of the Armed Forces in Hertfordshire and celebrating and honouring the commitment and sacrifices they have made. The Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board has been established to deliver these promises.


Contact us

If you have a question about Hertfordshire Heroes or the Armed Forces Covenant, or if your organisation wants to be part of it, email us at: