Our pledge to support our Armed Forces community


Armed Forces Day is a day when people up and down the country come together to celebrate and show their support for the men and women who protect our nation.

Traditionally Armed Forces Day takes place on the last Saturday in June. In 2020, events were due to take place on Saturday 27 June. Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of coronavirus, this years Armed Forces Day national event along with many other local events have sadly been cancelled.

Now more than ever people, communities and organisations across the country are recognising the commitment our service men and woman are making to keep the country safe. Rehabilitation for Independence and Support for independence recognise the value our Armed Forces community bring to the civilian world; and to show support RFI and SFI have signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces Community. Signing the statement is a promise that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities they serve not just on Armed Forces day but throughout the year.

On behalf of RFI and SFI Mark Rybczynski signed the Corporate Covenant. Mark said he wanted to support the Armed Forces Community “I signed the covenant on Armed Forces Day because we want to support those who serve or who have served in any way we can. Many members of the Armed Forces community returning to civilian life may have suffered in a way that has changed the way they live; we want to assist with their recovery and help them lead their lives as best they can”.

To find out more about the Armed forces corporate covenant and how you can help please visit their website.