The report of the independent Covenant Task Force led by Professor Hew Strachan was released by the Government on 08 Dec 2010.

Vice-Admiral Sir Michael Moore, Chairman of the respected Forces Pension Society, has told The Times that the report is "incredibly wet and feeble."

 

"It is flute music and arm-waving," he said. "There is nothing of any substance, with just a couple of no-cost ideas to get local communities to support the forces for anyone who does so to be respected."