Ex REME man is forces champion for city - The Worcester Observer

Ex REME man is forces champion for city

Worcester Editorial 5th Dec, 2019   0

A FORMER Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers veteran and current city councillor has been revealed one of five new Armed Forces champions in the county as part of the Worcestershire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership.

Coun Chris Mitchell is one of the new Armed Forces Champions, pledging to offer support and promote the needs of veterans in their area.

The St Clement councillor has been appointed by colleagues on Worcester City Council and will work with the Armed Forces Covenant Partnership to provide a perspective on services like housing which might be accessed by the armed forces community.

Coun Mitchell, Coun Nicky Gale, Coun Richard Morris, Coun Susie Griffiths and Coun Martin Allen have all been appointed to work within their organisation to raise awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant.




Coun Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member for communities at Worcestershire County Council said: “I am delighted to welcome the new armed forces champions to the partnership.

“The role of armed forces champion provides valuable feedback from our district councils and allows us to get perspectives from across Worcestershire. It also allows us to spread the word of the Armed Forces Covenant across the county.


“I look forward to working with the champions and hearing more about the individual issues facing the district councils.”

The Worcestershire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership is a group made up of charities and organisations that have contact with veterans in Worcestershire.

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