Surrey Armed Forces Covenant Conference 2023

We are delighted to confirm that the the Surrey Armed Forces Covenant Conference will return on Wednesday 15 March 2023.

This popular event will bring together all those supporting the Armed Forces Covenant in Surrey to share, celebrate and build on the partnership between Surrey's armed forces and civilian communities.

If you have any queries or would like to register to attend please email


9.30am Arrival and security checks

10am Welcome to Army Training Centre Pirbright

Lt Col Seamus Kelly, Commanding Officer, ATC (Pirbright)

10.10am Chair's welcome and highlights of the last 12 months

Helyn Clack, Chair of Surrey Civilian Military Partnership Board

10.20am The Army in Surrey – current deployments and priorities

Col John Baynham, 11 Security Force Assistance Brigade

10.40am Journey through the services – personal experiences heard first hand from:

  • Service children
  • A spouse
  • Serving soldiers
  • A reservist
  • A recent service leaver
  • Veterans

11.40am Questions

12.10pm Keynote Speaker – Colour Sergeant Johnson Beharry VC COG

12.45pm - Lunch, networking and stands

2.15pm Benefits of employing reservists

Col Patrick Crowley MBE, DL, South East Reserve Forces and Cadet Association

2.30pm The Armed Forces Act 2021

  • Education - Joanne Luhman, Headteacher, Kings International School
  • Health – To be confirmed
  • Housing – Ken Emerson, Housing Options Manager, Spelthorne Borough Council

3.15pm Closing remarks

3.30pm Close


Army Training Centre (Pirbright) have kindly agreed to be our hosts once more.

Security is paramount and only those who have registered in advance will be admitted.

Army Training Centre (ATC) Pirbright
GU24 0QQ