UK Armed Forces Veterans Lapel Badge

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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:

Cyprus Regiment
Home Guard
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.

Posthumous requests

It is regrettable that the badge cannot be issued posthumously. The badge is a survivors’ 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.

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I know the badge is for HM Armed Forces, but don't you think they should also acknowledge the Merchant Navy for there services during the second world war ?
 

speedkey

Midshipman
Bob, There is a badge for the Merchant Navy also. A little bit different in size and red in colour
Best regards 4now
 
rugger_bob said:
I know the badge is for HM Armed Forces, but don't you think they should also acknowledge the Merchant Navy for there services during the second world war ?
Ah, but there is RuggerBob,

It is the same badge but superimposed over the right hand side of the Red Duster, the Union Flag being top left corner.

Full details are on:

www.veteransagency.co.uk

:)
 
It would also be nice if they made it available to the relativly small number of ROC guys who served as skilled lookouts for enemy aircraft on the RN vessels, etc., during the D-Day landings, who as uniformed civvies are otherwise ineligible. There are very few left now.
 

Brains

Lantern Swinger
That's really sad. I know the badge is not much to give in recognition of someone's service, but it is a shame that a fiver on ebay is more attractive to the recipient than wearing it with pride. I suppose it was only a matter of time.
 
Brains said:
That's really sad. I know the badge is not much to give in recognition of someone's service, but it is a shame that a fiver on ebay is more attractive to the recipient than wearing it with pride. I suppose it was only a matter of time.
The recipient may have died and this is being sold as part of a house clearing. I doubt someone would trying selling one of these. Medals on the other hand can fetch quite a bit, especially from Americans after something of the British Empire. :lol: Enough to buy a s/h Cyrus power amplifier with anyway :lol:
 
Sent for mine and my Dads and they arrived in less than 2 weeks.
Dads really chuffed with his as he missed out on his end of war medals by a few weeks.
 
Got mine a few weeks back and the turnaround was quite quick from applying to me receiving it. Nice looking badge and I've seen a few other people wearing them. I am proud to wear mine on my lapel on my best suit.
 
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