Military covenant to be signed in Essex

Royal Anglian Regiment parading through Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia

Army commanders and councillors will be meeting in Essex today to publicly sign a military covenant. Members of the county and district councils will be joined by representatives of the emergency services to pledge to work together for the benefit of the armed forces community.

The signing comes as members of the 1st Batallion of the Royal Anglian Regiment have returned from their fourth tour of Afghanistan. Yesterday they paraded through the streets of Ipswich.