|The Military Court Centre at Bulford Camp. The Armed Forces Act provides the legal basis for the system of military law which exists in the UK [Picture: Gary Tyson, Crown Copyright/MOD 2006]|
The principles of the Armed Forces Covenant have been enshrined in law for the first time after the Armed Forces Bill received Royal Assent yesterday.
The new Armed Forces Act 2011 creates the requirement for an annual Armed Forces Covenant report to Parliament each year.
This will set out how the Government is supporting our Armed Forces, their families and veterans in key areas such as healthcare, housing and education.