General Sir Nick Carter, the professional head of the British Army, officially co-signed the Armed Forces Covenant with Viscount Weymouth at Longleat on Wednesday.
The covenant is a voluntary pledge from businesses, charities and other organisations to show their support for the armed forces community.
Signatories also recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to their business and the country.
“We have always had a very close link to the military; particularly with the Warminster Garrison and we see the signing of this covenant as an indication of our ongoing support,” said Ceawlin, Viscount Weymouth.
“It was a great honour to welcome Sir Nick here to Longleat to act as witness and we look forward to forging even stronger relationships with the military community over the coming months and years,” he added.
As part of that closer co-operation Longleat is planning to hold a Military Festival later this year, between 30t September and 1 October.
As an Armed Forces friendly organisation, Longleat is also committing to supporting the employment of veterans, Service spouses and partners as well as supporting local cadet units, reservists and offering a discount to members of the Armed Forces community.
The covenant can be signed by a business or other organisations of any size, and from any industry whether they are an employer of a member of the armed forces community or simply wish to acknowledge publically their support for the armed forces.
To date over 1,500 organisations have signed the covenant, including businesses, sports clubs, visitor attraction, local authorities and charities.