Improving quality of life for the Armed Forces community

The sacrifice that families and dependants make has long been understood, and the Armed Forces Covenant recognises the challenges they face as well as acknowledging the role they play in supporting operational effectiveness.

If we are to attract and retain the right numbers of capable, motivated individuals to deliver Defence outputs, our Armed Forces personnel must be confident that not only are they valued and will be treated fairly, but also that their families will be supported and treated properly. 

That's why I am keen to hear from local forces families about their experience of living in Aldershot Garrison. 




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Spooktacular: Leo Docherty MP judges Halloween costumes for SSAFA

SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity - held a competition for local Armed Forces families to get into the spooky spirit by dressing up, with prizes for the best entries. 

Leo was asked to judge the entries and pick the best from each category;


Raising the Armed Forces Flag at Princes Gardens

Today marks the beginning of Armed Forces Week, culminating in Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June. It is an opportunity to show your support and appreciation for the men and women of our Armed Forces, those in the Reserves, as well as forces families, veterans, and cadets.