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The Firm Base Forum comprises: Hd AFVIT, 1 Star representatives from the 3 Services (currently NRCSNI, Comd 51 (Sc) Bde and AOS), Chairman ‘Veterans Scotland', CEs HRFCA and LRFCA and Secretariat.
The Firm Base Forum will be chaired in annual rotation by the 1 Star representatives of the 3 Services.
The Firm Base Forum may invite attendance from subject matter experts as required by the Agenda.
The Firm Base Forum should meet twice each year in Oct and Apr and more regularly if required.
The remit of the Firm Base Forum is bounded by working practices and scope of the Concordat between the Scottish Ministers and the Secretary of State for Defence. The Firm Base Forum is an advisory group and is not generally responsible for policy making.
The Terms of Reference and Minutes of the Firm Base Forum do not constitute a legally enforceable contract.
The Terms of Reference and Minutes of the Firm Base Forum must be back-briefed to Single Service Secretaries, Single-Service Principal Personnel Officers Veterans Scotland Executive Committee, and the Armed Forces Advocate within 10 working days of each meeting with a draft agenda circulated to the same 10 working days ahead of each meeting.
The Terms of Reference (if amended) and Minutes of the Firm Base Forum must be back-briefed to Scottish Government within 10 working days of each meeting with a draft agenda circulated to the same 10 working days ahead of each meeting.
Any exchange of information will be subject to the constraints set out in the Memorandum of Understanding and by the need to observe any limitations imposed by the laws applying in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Agenda should be bounded by those devolved issues as they relate to the Armed Forces, the Scottish Government and the Veterans Community in Scotland and by the areas of cooperation between the MOD and the Scottish Executive as set out in Section 2 (to include Veterans Affairs) of the Annexe to the Concordat between Scottish Ministers and the Secretary of State for Defence.