In Pictures: Signing Of The Armed Forces Community Covenant

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has become the final local authority in the UK to sign up to the Armed Forces Community Covenant, which encourages communities to recognise the special requirements of military personnel, whether on active service, reservists or veterans. The ceremony took place on board HMS Mersey, anchored in The Roads.

In the evening a service was held to commission the new covenant, led by Canon Paul Miller, with a sunset ceremony and lowering of the flag.