Armed Forces: Military Covenant

House of Lords written question – answered on 7th March 2013.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the definition of "veteran" when applied to the Military covenant.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The definition of a veteran is provided in the Armed Forces covenant document, published in May 2011. Section B, page 8, states:

"Veterans-Those who have served for at least a day in HM Armed Forces, whether as a Regular or as a reservist".

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