SCHOOLS, businesses and organisations on the Isle of Wight have signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

Latest data shows 23 places have signed to pledge respect, support, and fair treatment to the Armed Forces.

The covenant says those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether regular or reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services.

The Isle of Wight organisations are:

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Barnardos

Citizens Advice Isle of Wight

Cowes Enterprise College

Gurnard Parish Council


Island Transport Consultants

IW NHS Trust

L&M Plus Consulting

Niton Primary School

Northwood Parish Council


Seasafe Systems

Smokin' Jack's of Wroxall

Isle of Wight College

Vectis Equine Vets



Cowes Town Council

Snowdrops and Rosemary of Cowes


Solent NHS Trust

Solent Youth Services

The Bay CE School