Council backs ID for forces veterans

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A COUNCIL has backed a government initiative to provide armed forces veterans with ID cards.

Defence chiefs say the measure will allow veterans to easily verify their service to the NHS, local authorities and charities – helping them access support and services where needed.

Councillor Gary Hughes, Havant Borough Council’s Armed Forces Covenant representative and Royal Navy veteran, said: ‘These cards will acknowledge the commitment and dedication of those who have served our country.’ 

The cards began being rolled out to service leavers last month.