Just seen an article in my local rag about the veterans badge the Government is giving out to the old servicemen . It was basically to recognise the WW2 vets but due to the time lag there aren't many of them left . However initially the badge qualifying dates were up to and including the time served before December 31 1954.. They have now changed the goal posts from 27 June 2006 the qualifying date will be changed to 31 Dec 1959 For those entitled---------------contact : Veterans Agency Thornton-Clevely Norcross BLACKPOOL FY5 3WP Tele. No. 0800 169 2277 Its for all UK Armed Forces ,Merchant Navy,Cyprus Regiment and Home Guard . As I did my bit during those dark days ---- Missed Suez but did some time in Cyprus!! I will apply!!