Armed Forces in the local area

The community covenant and local support

The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces Community. It is intended to complement the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces, at the local level. 

The purpose of our Community Covenant (due to be officially signed summer 2024) is to encourage support for the Armed Forces Community working and residing in Eastleigh and to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by members of this Armed Forces Community, particularly those who have given the most. This includes in-service and ex-service personnel, their families and widow(er)s in Eastleigh.

Local groups and organisations

These groups meet regularly, please enquire for the latest dates and times:

Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs or drop-ins in the Borough

Local organisations

  • Royal British Legion, Eastleigh, Chandler's Ford & District Branch: Eastleigh Working Men's Club, 18 Upper Market Street SO50 9FD
    Call 07972 723223, email or visit their Facebook Page
  • Royal British Legion, Netley & Hamble Branch: Hamble Club, 33 Bealieu Road, SO31 4JL
    Call 07789 881909 or visit their Facebook Page
  • RAF Socials, Itchen & Hamble: Hamble Club, 33 Bealieu Road, SO31 4JL
    Call 07972 723223 or email
  • Women's Royal Army Corps: Eastleigh Working Men's Club, 18 Upper Market Street SO50 9FD
    Call 07972 723223 or email
  • Eastleigh Gurkha & Nepalese Society
    Visit their website
  • Models for Heroes: Eastleigh Library, Swan Centre, SO50 5SF
    A charitable organisation that promotes scale model building as a therapy for people suffering mental or physical issues as a result of service with the armed forces or civilian emergency services. Visit their website

Wider organisations

Veterans’ Gateway is committed to supporting the veteran community and is here to support veterans and their families who have been affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.

The Armed Forces Network has produced a guide listing telephone services and helplines that can help as part of their Covid-19 response 

The Army Families Federation - AFF is the voice of the Army family.  It empowers, acts as an advocate and an expert witness to promote a quality of life, which reflects the Armed Forces Covenant.

Forces Connect App - Forces Connect South East (FCSE) is a cross-border partnership created to support the aims of the Armed Forces Covenant and promote a greater understanding and awareness of the issues affecting the Armed Forces Community within public services across the South East

Armed Forces Covenant - Proudly supporting those who serve.

Hampshire Armed Forces Community Covenant - Building on the work already underway in Hampshire, to engage with and support the armed forces community.

The Naval Families Federation - Our vision is for all Naval Service Families to be able to have their views heard by those in positions of power, feel valued and to be treated with fairness and respect and be able to thrive in their communities of choice.

The Royal Air Force Families Federation - Acting as a barometer for Royal Air Force Personnel, including singles and Reservists. Telling it like it is, and representing ordinary views and providing a voice for RAF serving personnel and the family members we represent. If you are single or a Reservist, you are considered part of the RAF Family and we are here for you and your families too.

The Armed Forces Charity - SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force. We're ready to help you and your family, whenever and wherever you need us.

The Royal British Legion - To the memory of the fallen and the future of the living. The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.

NHS Healthcare for Veterans - Information about NHS healthcare support services for veterans.

Online networks