Armed forces covenant

Our local Armed Forces Covenant is a statement that our communities can be mutually supportive - aiming to:

  1. further support our local Armed Forces community,         
  2. nurture better understanding of issues affecting the Armed Forces community,         
  3. recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the Armed Forces Community,         
  4. encourage activities which help to integrate the Armed Forces Community into the local life of the Royal Borough,         
  5. encourage the local Armed Forces Community to help and support the wider community, such as joint events and projects.
  6. The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Covenant.

Please visit the Armed Forces Covenant website for more detailed information.

The website has been developed to enable serving personnel, service leavers, veterans and families to access a central point of information about the Covenant, and uses real life examples to show what the Covenant does and the practical support available.

Every central government department, every local authority in mainland Great Britain, and more than 900 businesses and organisations of all sizes have now signed the Covenant.

Useful links

Blind Veterans UK is a charity dedicated to providing free, lifelong support and services for veterans with severe sight loss, no matter when they served or how they lost their sight.  The charity has helped 35,000 ex-service men and women and their families discover an independent life beyond sight loss.  The charity is running a campaign “No One Alone” to raise awareness of the wide range of services on offer.

For further information please email noonealone@blindveterans.org.uk.

SSAFA Forces Help is a national charity helping serving soldiers, sailors and airmen, veterans and their families.

Combat Stress is a mental health charity which works with veterans and members of the Reserve Forces.

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is independent of the Army and offers confidential advice on a range of welfare issues including money matters and family life.

The MOD Army provides help on a range of welfare issues including deployment support for families, legal assistance and a dedicated Forcesline for confidential guidance.

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) provides information on social, family and financial issues to anyone that is currently serving or has ever served in the Army, Navy or RAF, and their families.

Veterans UK provides a range of services including:

  • A veterans advice helpline
  • A welfare service that will provide a dedicated caseworker to assist veterans and their families
  • support to war pensioners and war widow(ers). 

The Royal British Legion provides support to people who are serving and have served in the Armed Forces, their dependants and carers.  They also assist with obtaining immediate needs grants. 

Please contact if they have any questions or if you are not sure if they can assist.  Legion line is open 8am-8pm 7 days a week 0808 802 8080 (free from UK landlines and main mobile networks).

Advantage Card

You can get fantastic discounts at a range of attractions, retailers, restaurants, council services, leisure activities including Windsor Castle (free entry with yellow advantage card), Legoland, Savill Garden, borough leisure centres, car parks and health and beauty.

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP)

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is the Ministry of Defence working with Right Management. Leave the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force or the Royal Marines at any rank and you can benefit from resettlement support, career transition advice and training opportunities. We’re the official provider of Armed Forces resettlement.

Changing the Windsor Castle Guard dates and times

The website displays a calendar of dates the British Army have confirmed for Windsor Castle.

Human resources team : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Human Resources Team - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF