Armed Forces Champion appointed by Argyll and Bute Council

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Published Date: 

3 Jul 2012 - 09:58

An Armed Forces Champion has been appointed by Argyll and Bute Council.

Councillor Maurice Corry was appointed and will take account of the needs of ex-service veterans in the area in the council's policy and procedures.

Council Leader Roddy McCuish said, “We see the decision to appoint an Armed Forces Champion as a positive move for Argyll and Bute.

“The role of the Champion will be to ensure that the Armed Forces Covenant is a living and breathing document. Its principles are that the brave personnel who have served our country can live in Argyll and Bute in the comfort and security that their needs are being met, accommodated and exceeded.”

Councillor Maurice Corry said, "I am honoured to be elected  by my fellow Councillors and appointed as the Armed Forces Champion for Argyll and Bute Council. I wish to build on the good work my predecessor, the late Councillor  Al Reay, did over the years for the military and veteran community in Argyll and Bute. This is the spirit and purpose of the Military Covenant as signed last week in Kilmory at the meeting of the Council."