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Armed Forces Champion – Mark Tyson (Director of Policy and Participation)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Darren Rodwell

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 23 October 2013 & 18 September 2019

Military Footprint – No units located directly in Borough with most of the Armed Forces Community made up by veterans (8th highest % of population in London) and an undetermined number of regular and reservists living in the Borough but working elsewhere.

Barking and Dagenham Council are Bronze Award winners of the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

Lead Unit

1st Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment

Royal Artillery Barracks

Repository Road

Woolwich

SE18 4BB

Cadet Units

41 & 44 Cadet Detachment, ACF

Dagenham, Barking

1147 & 2048 Squadron, ATC

Barking, Dagenham

Married Quarters – 0                                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 13

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

10360

8437

941

982

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 11                  Top Searches – Social Care / Health

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 183 (inc 6 serving and 24 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Angela Richardson (Mayor’s Secretary)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Lachya Gurung

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 1 July 2012

Military Footprint – A supportive Borough with an historical focus on the Armed Forces community.  3 Reserve units (combined strength over 200 personnel with roughly 20% living in the borough), a small number of Married Quarters, a large cadet presence and the 7th highest number of veterans of all London Boroughs.

Barnet Council are Bronze Award winners of the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

Lead Unit

240 Transport Squadron, 151 Regiment, RLC

Army Reserve Centre

St Alban’s Road

Barnet

EN5 4JY

 

Regular / Reserve Units

169 Field Company, 103 Battalion, REME

Army Reserve Centre

St Alban’s Road

Barnet

EN5 4JY

B Company, 4th Battalion PWRR

Army Reserve Centre

Deansbrook Road

Edgware

HA8 9BA

Cadet Units

211, 214 & 218 Detachment ACF

Edgware, Finchley & Barnet

Edgware and Mill Hill & Finchley SCC

Mill Hill & Finchley

120, 393 & 1374 Squadron Air Cadets

Hendon, Finchley & New Barnet

 

Married Quarters – 17                                                   Service Pupil Premium Claims - 27

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

13593

11070

1234

1288

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 25                  Top Searches – Finance / Housing & Homelessness

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 342 claimants (inc 15 serving and 37 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Dave Easton (Head of Electoral Services)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Nigel Betts

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 10 May 2013

Military Footprint – 2 local reserve units with over 5% of population who are veterans (7th highest % in London).  Large cadet presence and 9th highest number of service pupils in local schools in London Boroughs due to proximity to Woolwich Barracks.

Lead Unit

71st Yeomanry Signal Regiment HQ

Army Reserve Centre

Watling Street

Bexleyheath

DA6 7QQ

 

Regular / Reserve Units

265 Support Squadron, Royal Corps of Signals

Bexleyheath

DA6 7QQ

Cadet Units

98, 106, 107, 108, 109 Cadet Detachments ACF

Sidcup, Bexleyheath, Erith & Belvedere

359, 1579, 1227 Squadron Air Cadets

Bexleyheath, Erith & Sidcup

Bexley & Lewisham Sea Cadets

Bexleyheath

Sidcup & Lewisham Sea Cadets

Sidcup

Married Quarters – 0                                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 41

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

13179

10734

1197

1249

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 84                 Top Searches – Employment & Training / Social Care

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 442 (inc 29 serving)

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Armed Forces Champion – Pascoe Sawyers (Head of Strategy and Partnerships)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Daniel Kennelly

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 28 October 2013

Military Footprint – A low military footprint within the Borough but with over 8,000 veterans estimated.  In close proximity to large military areas in nearby Central London and Barnet.

Brent Council are Silver Award winners of the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

Lead Unit

Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

Hyde Park Barracks

Knightsbridge

SW7 1SE

Cadet Units

205 & 208 Detachments ACF

Wembley & Willesden

78 & 406 Squadrons ATC

Wembley & Willesden

Married Quarters – 0                                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims – 8

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

8079

6579

734

765

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 103               Top Searches – Employment & Training / Health

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 133 (inc 4 serving and 11 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Sara Bowrey (Director Housing, Education, Care & Health Services)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Peter Fortune

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 24 April 2013

Military Footprint – No military units in the borough but a large veteran population.  43 married quarters both within the borough and just across the border with a high number of service children in local schools. Multiple reserve units in surrounding boroughs leading to local recruiting from Bromley adding to the Armed Forces footprint.

Lead Unit

106 Regiment Royal Artillery

Baring Road

Grove Park

SE12 0BH

Cadet Units

101, 104 Detachments ACF

Penge and Bromley

228 Squadron ATC

Bromley

Corps of Drums

Orpington

Orpington, Bromley and Beckenham & Penge Sea Cadet Corps

Married Quarters – 43 (+11 in Halstead)               Service Pupil Premium Claims – 42 (8th highest)

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

20623

16797

1873

1954

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 36                  Top Searches – Health / Employment & Training

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 543 (inc 9 serving and 64 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Jaclyn Bello (Strategy Officer)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Councillor Heather Johnson

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 28 June 2013

Military Footprint – A relatively low veteran presence but over 300 service people permanently based in Camden with a number of married quarters, reserve and cadet units adding to a well established Armed Forces community.

Lead Unit

University of London Officer Training Corps

Yeomanry House

Handel Street

WC1N 1NP

 

Regular / Reserve Units

20 Transport Squadron, Royal Logistics Corps

Regent’s Park Barracks

Camden

NW1 4AL

33 & 34 Military Intelligence Company

Edinburgh House

1 Fitzjohns Avenue

NW3 5LA

68 Signal Squadron

10 Stone Buildings

Lincoln’s Inn

Camden

WC2A 3TG

 

Cadet Units

213, 233, 238 Detachments ACF

Chalk Farm, Camden and Regent’s Park

48F Squadron ATC

Hampstead

Married Quarters – 25                                                   Service Pupil Premium Claims – up to 5

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

5184

4222

471

491

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 98                  Top Searches – Employment /  Health  /  Housing

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 219 (inc 11 serving and 11 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Craig Spencer (Policy and Projects Officer)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Simon Duckworth

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 10 Nov 2013

Military Footprint – A high percentage of the small population are veterans.  No units in the City itself but with a high number of military connections and units (including Cadets) in neighbouring Boroughs.

The City of London Corporation are Gold Award winners of the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

Lead Unit

Honourable Artillery Company

Finsbury Barracks

City Road

EC1Y 2BQ

Married Quarters – 0                                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 0

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

359

292

33

34

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 194                               Top Searches – Health  /  Employment

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 20

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Armed Forces Champion – Shujah Iqbal (Senior Community and Voluntary Sector Officer)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Toni Letts

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 14 October 2011

Military Footprint

Large reserve and cadets presence in the Borough alongside 12th highest number of veterans across London.  Service accommodation and service pupils both present in the Borough despite no regular unit presence.

Lead Unit

Royal Yeomanry (Reserve)

The Barracks
Croydon
CR0 3RU

Reserve Units

B Company 4th Battalion Parachute Regiment

The Barracks
Croydon
CR0 3RU

151 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps

Army Reserve Centre
Croydon
CR0 2EW

31 Signal Squadron

Army Reserve Centre
Coulsdon
CR5 2HD

133 Recovery Company 103 Battalion REME

The Barracks
Croydon
CR0 3RU

Cadet Units

143, 144, 145, 146, 148 & 149 Detachments ACF

Croydon, Shirley, Coulsdon, Upper Norwood & New Addington

66, 97, 285, 450 & 1924 Squadron ATC

Selsden, Croydon, Coulsdon & Purley, Kenley and Shirley

Croydon SCC

Croydon

 

Married Quarters – 10                                                                   Service Pupil Premium Claims - 27

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

12076

9835

1097

1144

Veterans’ Gateway Searches – 70                                             Top Searches – Housing / Employment

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimaints: 488 (inc 12 serving and 50 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Kieran Read (Director of Strategy and Engagement)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Peter Mason

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 11 June 2012

Military Footprint – 2 reserve units and an estimated 4% of the population made up of veterans contributes to a small but significant military community across the Borough, supported by 3 active cadet units.

Lead Unit

151 Transport Squadron, Royal Logistics Corps

Army Reserve Centre

Hayes Bridge

Southall

UB1 1PN

 

Regular / Reserve Units

G Company, The London Regiment

Army Reserve Centre

Hayes Bridge

Southall

UB1 1PN

Cadet Units

193, 202 & 203 Detachments ACF

Southall, Acton & Brentford

Married Quarters – 0                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 12

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

7389

6018

671

700

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 7                                     Top Searches – Social Care  /  Housing

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 248 (inc 8 serving and 20 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Ilhan Basharan (Communities Manager)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Nneka Keazor

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 26 June 2013

Military Footprint – A proactive and supportive Borough despite no military unit presence.  Large number of veterans and cadets make up the accounted for armed forces community with an unknown number of reservists from units in neighbouring Boroughs.

Lead Unit

B Company, 4th Battalion, Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment

Deansbrook Road

Edgware

HA8 9BA

 

Cadet Units

Edmonton & Enfield SCC

Edmonton and Enfield

85, 1159, 1571 Squadron ATC

Southgate, Enfield, Edmonton

Married Quarters – 0                                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 16

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

10284

8376

934

974

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 31                  Top Searches – Employment & Training / Social Care

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 230 (inc 7 still serving and receiving compensation)

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Armed Forces Champion – Charlin McIntosh (Communities and Environment)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr John Hills

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 7 February 2012

Military Footprint – A large military presence in the long-established Woolwich station.  5th highest number of veterans in London and 2nd highest amount of service pupils builds a large community of wider military family members on top of the 800 official military job postings in the Borough.

Greenwich Council are Silver Award winners of the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

 

Lead Unit

National Reserves HQ, Royal Artillery

Royal Artillery Barracks

Repository Road

Woolwich

SE18 4BB

 

Regular / Reserve Units

King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery

Royal Artillery Barracks

Repository Road

Woolwich

SE18 4BB

1st Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment

Royal Artillery Barracks

Repository Road

Woolwich

SE18 4BB

Cadet Units

93, 94, 95, 97 Cadet Detachment ACF

Blackheath, Eltham, Woolwich

56 Squadron ATC
Woolwich

Greenwich SCC

Greenwich

 

Married Quarters – 262                                                                 Service Pupil Premium Claims - 160

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

19245

15674

1748

1823

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 36                   Top Searches – Housing & Homelessness / Health

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 617 (inc 62 serving and 25 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Sonia Khan (Head of Policy)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Philip Glanville

Military Footprint – A small but significant military footprint with Military Intelligence as the resident reserve unit and a high number of active cadet units.  A detailed description of the council’s commitment and their report into the Armed Forces community is available online.

Lead Unit

32 Military Intelligence Company, 3MI

Ashford House

79-85 Worship Street

EC2A 2BE

Cadet Units

21, 22 & 26 Detachments ACF

Shoreditch, Hackney and Stoke Newington

444 Squadron ATC

Shoreditch

Clapton Unit SCC
Springfield Park

 

Married Quarters – 0                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 7

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

7665

6243

696

726

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 26                 Top Searches – Employment  /  Health

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 121 (inc 6 serving)

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 29 January 2013

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Armed Forces Champion – Peter Smith (Head of Policy and Strategy)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr David Morton

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 1 March 2012 & 25th June 2019

Military Footprint – A high footprint of reserve military units and veterans in the Borough, estimated to have the highest population of veterans in London.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council are Bronze Award winners of the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

Lead Unit

The Royal Yeomanry Regimental Headquarters

Fulham House

87 Fulham High Street

SW6 3JS

 

Reserve Units

B Company, 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment

South Africa Road

White City

W12 7RW

F (Rifles) Company, The London Regiment

Princess Louise House

190 Hammersmith Road

W6 7DJ

Cadet Units

204, 207, 239 Detachments ACF

White City and Hammersmith

344 Squadron ATC

Fulham

Married Quarters – 0                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 11

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

46678

38017

4239

4423

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 18                  Top Searches – Housing / Finance

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 253 (inc 14 serving personnel claiming compensation)

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Armed Forces Champion – Eubert Malcolm (Assistant Director, Stronger Communities)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Scott Emery

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 7 November 2013

Military Footprint – A small but significant Armed Forces community with 2 reserve and 4 active cadet units.  Good housing support available online for ex-service personnel which could be replicated in other areas of need.

Lead Unit

B Company, 4th Battalion Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment

2 Priory Road

Hornsey

N8 7QT

 

Regular / Reserve Units

144 (Parachute) Medical Squadron
Royal Army Medical Corps

2 Priory Road

Hornsey

N8 7QT

Cadet Units

212 & 216 Detachments ACF

Hornsey and Tottenham

268 Squadron ATC

Tottenham

Haringey Unit SCC
Tottenham

 

Married Quarters – 0                                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 8

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

3667

2987

333

347

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 16                                  Top Searches – Employment  /  Social Care

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 136

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Armed Forces Champion – Kan Grover (Head of Civil Contingencies, Emergency Planning and Business Continuity)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Sue Anderson

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 18 September 2013

Military Footprint – A large military footprint due to close proximity to Northwood and Northolt with one reserve unit and multiple cadet units active in the borough itself.  A moderate amount of veterans live in the borough but there are clearly a high number of families as Harrow has the 6th highest number of service pupils across London and over 130 married quarters.
 

Lead Unit

131 Commando Squadron, Royal Engineers

Lonergan Lines Army Reserve Centre

Honeypot Lane

Kingsbury

NW9 9QF

 

Cadet Units

201 & 215 Detachments ACF

Harrow and Kingsbury

1454 & 2236 Squadrons ATC

Harrow and Stanmore

Harrow and Wembley Unit SCC

Harrow

 

Married Quarters – 132 (+233 in neighbouring Bushey)                 Service Pupil Premium Claims - 49

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

9595

7815

871

909

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 6                     Top Searches – Employment / Housing

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 218 (inc 9 serving and 14 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Barbara Nicholls (Director of Adult Social Care & Health)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Dennis O’Leary

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 26 June 2012

Military Footprint – A small active military population with just one reserve unit but the 6th highest veteran population in London as well as a significant number of cadet units across the borough.

Lead Unit

B Company, 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment

312 London Road

Romford

RM7 9NH

Cadet Units

42, 47 & 48 Detachments ACF

Harold Hill, Rainham and Upminster

6F Squadron ATC

Romford

Hornchurch & Upminster SCC
Hornchurch

 

Married Quarters – 0                                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 29

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

14006

11407

1272

1327

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 6                                    Top Searches – Health  /  Finance

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 343 (inc 11 serving personnel claiming compensation)

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Armed Forces Champion – John Wheatley (Senior Policy Officer)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Ray Puddifoot

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 25 June 2012

Military Footprint – Over 800 service people and families based in and around Hillingdon Borough due to RAF Northolt and Northwood HQ proximity.  Around 4% population are veterans which is average but with above average number of service families. 

Hillingdon Council are Silver Award winners of the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

Lead Unit

RAF Northolt

West End Road

Ruislip

HA4 6NG

 

Regular / Reserve Units

31 Sig Sqn (71 Sig Regt)

Honeycroft Hill

Uxbridge

UB10 9NH

600 (City of London) Squadron RAUXAF
University of London Air Squadron

RAF Northolt

HA4 6NG

Cadet Units

191 / 198 ACF Detachments

Uxbridge / Ickenham

1083 / 114 / 14F / 1381 Squadrons ACC

Uxbridge / Ruislip / Northolt / Drayton

Married Quarters – 806                                                 Service Pupil Premium Claims - 407

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

12490

10172

1134

1183

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 18                  Top Searches – Social Care / Health

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 855 including 89 serving personnel

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Armed Forces Champion – Joan Conlon (Community Participation Manager)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Bishnu Gurung

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 9 July 2012

Military Footprint – 500 service people and families based in and around the Cavalry Barracks. 13th highest number of veterans and 3rd highest number of Service pupils across all London Boroughs alongside 4 active cadet units build a comprehensive Armed Forces community.

Lead Unit

Irish Guards

Cavalry Barracks

Hounslow

TW4 6HD

Cadet Units

192, 194, 197 Detachments ACF

Heston, Hounslow and Feltham

Feltham and Hounslow SCC

Feltham

Married Quarters – 117                                                 Service Pupil Premium Claims - 67

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

11525

9386

1047

1092

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 12                  Top Searches – Health / Housing

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 347 (inc 23 serving and 15 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Gary Poole

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 29 June 2013

Military Footprint – A small but historic military footprint in the Borough with a significant active cadet community.  A low in number but active and committed veteran population has good liaison with the council in the Borough.

Lead Unit

Honourable Artillery Company

Finsbury Barracks

City Road

EC1Y 2BQ

Cadet Units

23 Detachments ACF

Holloway

329 Squadron ATC

Finsbury

Islington Unit SCC
Islington

 

Married Quarters – 0                                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 5

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

5597

4559

508

530

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 183                                               Top Searches – Health / Finance

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 124 (inc 8 serving and 4 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Gerard Hargreaves

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 10 March 2012

Military Footprint – Small but significant military footprint with 2 reserve units and close proximity to the regular unit in Hyde Park.  Modest veteran population and home to The Royal Hospital.

Reserve Units

7th Battalion The Rifles Headquarters

1A Iverna Gardens

Kensington

W8 6TN

B Detachment, 256 Field Hospital

1A Iverna Gardens

Kensington

W8 6TN

Cadet Units

236 Detachments ACF

Kensington

46F Squadron ATC

South Kensington

Married Quarters – 28                                                   Service Pupil Premium Claims - 9

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

4908

3997

446

465

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 54                  Top Searches – Employment & Training  /  Health

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 297 (inc 13 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Stephen Evans, Communities Director (assisted by Iona Lidington, Assistant Director, Healthy and Safe Communities)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Margaret Thompson (assisted by Cllr Jason Hughes)

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 24 June 2013 & 11 November 2018

Military Footprint – A Borough with a relatively large reserve military presence with 3 units co-located in Kingston, a large number of married quarters with families and the 5th highest number across London of service children in local schools.  An estimated 5% of the population are veterans. 

Lead Unit

256 Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps

19 Portsmouth Road

Kingston Upon Thames

KT1 2QX

 

Reserve Units

G Coy, The London Regiment

Kingston Upon Thames

KT1 2QX

31 Signal Squadron, 71 Signal Regiment

Kingston Upon Thames

KT1 2QX

Married Quarters – 198                                                 Service Pupil Premium Claims - 61

Cadet Units

156 Detachments ACF

Surbiton

328, 1034 Squadron ATC

Kingston, Surbiton

Kingston & District Sea Cadets

Kingston

 

 

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

7251

5906

658

687

 

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 26                  Top Searches – Health  /  Employment & Training

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 268 (inc 3 serving and 23 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Paul Bates (Director of Strategy and Communications)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Danial Adilypour

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 6 November 2013

Military Footprint – A moderate Armed Forces Community makes up almost 10% of the population with 2 reserve units and 4 active cadet units in the borough.

Lead Unit

D (London Irish) Company London Regiment

Connaught House

Flodden Road

Camberwell

SE5 9LL

Reserve Units

253 Provost Company, Royal Military Police

132 Upper Tulse Hill

Brixton

SW2 2RR

Cadet Units

71, 74, 77 & 149 Detachments ACF

Camberwell, Lambeth, Clapham and Upper Norwood

Married Quarters – 0                                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 15

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

11249

9162

1021

1066

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 42                                  Top Searches – Health / Finance

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 280 (inc 10 serving personnel claiming compensation)

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Armed Forces Champion – Mick Lear (Head of Benefits)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Kevin Bonavia

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 12 March 2013

Military Footprint – No regular units but strong reserve presence with combined unit strength of over 400.  Estimated over 150 reservists from local units living in the borough.  Lewisham has a veteran population of around 5% (7th highest % in London).

Lewisham Council are Gold Award winners of the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

Lead Unit

101 Regiment, Royal Engineers

Hudson House

Bromley Road

SE6 2RH

 

Reserve Units

221 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers

Hudson House

Bromley Road

SE6 2RH

106 Royal Artillery HQ

Napier House

Baring Road

SE12 0BH

Cadet Units

92, 96, 99, 102 Detachment ACF

Catford, Grove Park and Lee

1921 Squadron ATC

Grove Park

 

Married Quarters – 0 (40 in neighbouring Bromley)                        Service Pupil Premium Claims - 8

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

13593

11070

1234

1288

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 28              Top Searches – Housing & Homelessness / Social Care

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 276 including 11 serving personnel

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Armed Forces Champion – Evereth Willis (Equality and Community Cohesion Officer)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Dennis Pearce

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 10 September 2013

Military Footprint – A significant military presence in the borough with the 3rd highest number of veterans and the 11th highest number of service pupils across London.  With the addition of a reserve units, 7 active cadet units and a number of families living in the borough, the total community could be over 15% of the population.

Lead Unit

210 Transport Squadron, 151 Regiment
Royal Logistics Corps

Princess Royal House

Stonecot Hill

SM3 9HG

Cadet Units

134, 136 & 157 Detachments ACF

Merton, Edge Hill and Stonecot Hill

18F, 565, 2157 Squadron ATC

Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Mitcham

Merton Unit SCC

Mitcham

 

Married Quarters – 6                                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 29

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

22829

18593

2073

2163

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 34                  Top Searches – Health  /  Social Care

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 305 (inc 6 serving and 30 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Terry Paul (Assisted by Cllr Nilufa Jaham)

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 1 July 2012

Military Footprint – A modest military footprint with one reserve unit and 3 active cadet units combining with a small but significant veteran population.

Lead Unit

G Company, 7th Battalion The Rifles

The Cedars

Portway

West Ham

E15 3QN

Cadet Units

43 & 46 Detachments ACF

East Ham and West Ham

West Ham Unit SCC

West Ham

Married Quarters – 0                                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 12

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

7251

5906

658

687

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 16               Top Searches – Social Care / Housing & Homelessness

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Total Claimants: 170 (inc 3 serving and 6 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Edith Galliers (Head of Policy, Equalities and Communities)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Roy Emmett

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 23 January 2013

Military Footprint – No regular military units but 1 reserve squadron and 6 active cadets units combine with a moderate family and veteran picture to build a significant Armed Forces Community in the borough.

Lead Unit

217 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers

Army Reserve Centre

Gordon Fields

Gordon Road

Ilford

IG1 1SW

Cadet Units

HQ 3 Coy, 32, 33, 36 & 44 Detachments ACF

Ilford, Barkingside, Woodford and Fullwell Cross

241 Squadron ATC

Woodford

Married Quarters – 0                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 11

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

8079

6579

734

765

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 31                  Top Searches – Employment & Training  /  Health

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 194 (inc 6 serving and 24 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Carol Clapperton (Partnership & Policy Manager)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Michael Butlin

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 14 October 2011

Military Footprint – 70 permanent Army personnel posted in the Borough with a strong family community including the 4th highest number of service pupils across London.  This combines with an active cadet force and veteran community to build a significant Armed Forces Community.

Lead Unit

Royal Military School of Music

Kneller Hall

64 Kneller Road

Twickenham

TW2 7DN

Cadet Units

196 & 199 Detachments ACF

Twickenham

39F Squadron ATC

Barnes

Twickenham & Richmond Units SCC
Teddington, Richmond

 

Married Quarters – 43                                                                   Service Pupil Premium Claims – 64          

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

6424

5232

583

609

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 10                                  Top Searches – Housing  /  Social Care

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 421 (inc 4 serving and 38 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Stephen Douglass (Director of Communities)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Ian Wingfield

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 25 April 2013

Military Footprint – 10 official Army postings in the borough with an unknown reservist and family picture adds to the 10th highest veteran population and 4th highest number of service pupils in Inner London to create a substantial Armed Forces Community.

Lead Unit

256 (City of London) Field Hospital

Army Reserve Centre

71 Braganza Street

Walworth

SE17 3RF

Cadet Units

71, 72, 75, 78 & 79 Detachments ACF

Camberwell, Bermondsey, Walworth, Dulwich and Peckham Rye

Southwark Unit SCC

Walworth

Married Quarters – 0                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 12

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

12766

10397

1159

1210

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 132               Top Searches – Social Care / Employment & Training

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimaints: 243 (inc 9 serving personnel)

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Armed Forces Champion – Sam Barker (Head of Commissioning, Insight and Improvement)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Chris Williams

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 28 June 2012 & 26 June 2019

Military Footprint – Minimal military but good recognition and support from the council. No regular or reserve units but 151 Tpt Regt sit on border with Merton.  5% population estimated to be veterans which equates with average across London Boroughs.

Sutton Council are Bronze Award winners of the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

Lead Unit

151 Transport Regiment RLC (210 Squadron)

Princess Royal House

Stonecot Hill

SM3 9HG

 

Cadet Units

Sutton Sea Cadets

Wallington

219 & 350 Squadrons ACF

Sutton/Cheam & Carshalton/Wallington

 

Married Quarters – 0                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 29

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

9595

7815

871

909

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 32                                  Top Searches – Health  /  Housing

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 276 (inc 14 serving and 26 War widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Peter Golds

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 14 October 2011

Military Footprint – Home of the only Royal Naval unit in London with 20 full time postings as well as the headquarters of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.  2nd highest number of veterans in London and a strong historic military association within the Borough leads to a highly visible and substantial Armed Forces Community.

Lead Unit

HMS President

72 St Katherine’s Way

London

E1W 1UQ

 

Regular Units

Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
Regimental Headquarters

HM Tower of London

EC3N 4AB

Cadet Units

24 & 25 Detachments ACF

Bow and Bethnal Green

Married Quarters – 0                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 5

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

26551

21624

2411

2516

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 74                 Top Searches – Health  /  Employment & Training

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 209 (inc 5 serving personnel)

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Armed Forces Champion – Salauoddin Asghar (Head of Life Chances & Connecting Communities)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Geoffrey Walker

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 29 June 2013

Military Footprint – A small Armed Forces Community is made up of an ageing veteran population, one reserve unit and a small number of families alongside a large active cadet force in the Borough.

Lead Unit

68 Signal Squadron, 71 Signal Regiment

900 Lea Bridge Road

Whipps Cross

E17 9DR

Cadet Units

35 & 37 Detachments ACF

Walthamstow & Chingford

12F & 27F Squadron ATC

Leyton & Chingford

Clapton and Waltham Forest SCC Units

Clapton & Chingford

 

Married Quarters – 0                                                                     Service Pupil Premium Claims - 8

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

6838

5569

621

648

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 14                  Top Searches – Health / Housing

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 176 (inc 8 serving personnel)

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Armed Forces Champion – Alderman Leslie McDonnell

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Guy Senior

Armed Forces Advisor – Jack Adam (Executive Director of Culture, Events and Filming)

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 30 June 2012

Military Footprint – 3 reserve units and 100+ service families across two service accommodation locations as well as a diverse veteran population. 

Wandsworth Council are Gold Award winners of the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

Lead Unit

Regimental HQ – The London Regiment

27 St John’s Hill

Battersea

SW11 1TT

Reserve Units

C Company 5RRF

213 Balham High Road

London

SW17 7BQ

Royal Marines Reserve (City of London)

351 Merton Road

Southfields

SW18 5JX

 

Cadet Units

131, 132, 133, 135 & 137 Detachments ACF

Battersea, Southfields, Wandsworth, Balham & Putney

33F & 34F Squadron ATC

Battersea & Balham

Tooting & Balham and Wandsworth & Chelsea SCC Units

 

 

Married Quarters – 125 (Wandsworth & Putney)              Service Pupil Premium Claims - 41

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

7941

6467

721

 

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 - 30                  Top Searches – Health / Employment & Training

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 509 (inc 27 serving personnel and 30 War Widow(er)s)

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Armed Forces Champion – Lucy Glover (Strategy Team Leader)

Armed Forces Representative Councillor – Cllr Mark Shearer

Armed Forces Covenant Signed – 26 June 2012

Military Footprint – The City of Westminster is the home of government in the UK and as such is the work place of over 1800 service people.  Many of these commute into the City but with two regular and one reserve unit, a large number are residents and there is a strong family presence as well as a significant number of veterans.  The council are hugely supportive of the military and have encouraged the use of covenant funding in the community. 

Westminster City Council are Bronze Award winners of the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

Lead Unit

London Central Garrison

Birdcage Walk
Westminster

SW1E 6HQ

Regular / Reserve Units

Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

Hyde Park Barracks
Knightsbridge

SW7 1SE

A (London Scottish) Company, The London Regiment
76D Rochester Row
Westminster

SW1P 1JU

Cadet Units

231, 232, 234 & 235 Detachments ACF

Paddington, Mayfair and Westminster

Married Quarters – 192                                                 Service Pupil Premium Claims - 56

Veteran Population

Total

Age 65+

Age 45-64

Age 16-44

8492

6916

771

805

Veterans’ Gateway Searches 2019 – 165           Top Searches – Social Care / Housing & Homelessness

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Claimants: 533 (inc 44 serving and 17 War widow(er)s)

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