North East charter brings extra support to armed forces

The signing of the first ever regional charter to support the armed forces and their families will take place today in Sunderland.

Hosted by the armed forces, the ceremony will be attended by the Association of North East Councils (ANEC), the Royal British Legion, and representatives from the community, police and prison services.

Service personnel who return to the UK often find life difficult to deal with
Service personnel who return to the UK often find life difficult to deal with Credit: PA

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First Armed Forces Charter to be signed in North East

A signing ceremony is taking place today of the first regional Armed Forces Community Charter - an agreement to make sure that service personnel are well-looked after when they are at home.