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Military covenant 'to promise duty of care'

The government is to enshrine in law the military covenant, the duty of care promised to armed forces members and their families, the BBC understands.

The move comes after concerns over the treatment of personnel when they retire or return from active service overseas.

The BBC's Robin Brant reports.

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