The Armed Forces Community

Hampshire County Council supports the wider Armed Forces Community in Hampshire


Employer recognition scheme gold award

We were one of the first Local Authorities to sign the Covenant. There is a well established strategic Civilian Military Partnership Board. In 2016 our efforts were recognised with the prestigious Gold Award within the MOD Employer Recognition Scheme.

Duke of Cambridge presents Gold Award to Hampshire County Council for Armed Forces support

The Armed Forces Community in Hampshire

Numbering over 85,000 (approximately 10% of our population), Hampshire has one of the largest Armed Forces communities in the UK.

  • 1,200
  • reservists
  • 20,000
  • serving military personnel
  • 4,000
  • MOD civilians
  • 60,000
  • veterans