A lot of effort was put into getting TNCMC ready for this day, in a matter of weeks, instead of months. As this region came under remit The West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association, they took the initiative of coordinating the required documents, after the application from TNCMC to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.
After making links with Lft Col Timothy Petransky regarding his planned programme, he was instrumental in allowing the signing of the Covent as a part of his Commonwealth Victoria Cross program on the 30th May 2019 at the National Memorial Arboretum. This was a fitting venue to sign the Covenant as not far away stood the plot that has been allocated to TNCMC for what will be the installation of a fitting monument in recognition of British Caribbean Service personnel.
It was an excellent day which was very well organised and executed by the Army, in particular Lft Col Timothy Petransky. The event was mainly about Commonwealth Victoria Cross (VC) holders, going back in history to present day. There were many dignitaries in attendance, including Lord Howe, and indeed Dr Sgt Johnson Beharry VC, and several organisations representing the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and members of the community at large.
The proud moment that TNCMC signed the Armed Forces Covenant.
A handshake to further seal the deal in evidence of the milestone moment of TNCMC signing the Armed Forces Covenant