The Armed Forces community
The Armed Forces community is made up of:
those serving in HM Armed Forces or Armed Forces Reserves: the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, the Royal Air Force and the Regular Army plus their constituent reserves
ex-Service Personnel (‘veterans’). those who have served at least one day in HM Armed Forces as a Regular or Reservist, or Merchant Mariners who were part of a legally sanctioned operation
their dependants including spouses, civil partners and children, but can, where appropriate, be extended to unmarried partners, parents and other family members
the bereaved: the immediate family of Service Personnel and ex-Service Personnel who have died, whether or not that death has any connection with service.