Men and women who Served in HM Armed Forces before and/or during World War II are entitled to a Veterans Badge.
There are other groups who Served during World War II who are included, these are:
Polish Forces under UK Command
Please note, that Veterans who served in Armed Forces of other Countries and those who served alongside HM Armed Forces are not eligible. Examples of these are Canadian Navy or Royal Australian Air Force etc
Service after World War II
Men and Women who enlisted in HM Armed Forces between 3 September 1945 and 31 December 1969 are entitled to a Veterans Badge. There is no qualifying length of Service.
It is regrettable that the badge cannot be issued posthumously. The badge is a survivorsâ€™ badge, which is to be worn on civilian attire.
The only exceptions are War Widows and Widowers who are in receipt of a War Widows/Widowers Pension paid by Veterans Agency.
Extensions to the criteria
It is the aim, eventually, to include all those who Served in HM Armed Forces, however the demand for the badge continues to be high. There will be further extensions to the scheme on a chronological basis when the current demand has been fulfilled.
Once it is known when the eligibility is to be extended for those whose Service began after 31 December 1969, details will be posted on this website.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept requests for badges at this time from people whose Service began
after 31 December 1969.