Veterans Badge for the older seadogs

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by Greenie, Feb 19, 2006.

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  1. 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!! :) :)
     
  2. Well done the government eh ! .....how about giving something more than a badge, why don't we do what the Yanks do and provide decent medical care, real benefits etc
     
  3. Go here to download the form:

    http://www.veteransagency.mod.uk/vets_badge/vets_badge.htm

    I did it for my Father in Law. It took three days to arrive and comes in a tidy presentation box. He's very pleased with it despite press criticisms and has passed the word to other entitled old warriors.

    Shiner
     
  4. May I suggest you also look at the Australian Department of Veterans Affair's Gold Card and White Card systems for Medical care
    http://www.dva.gov.au/health/vtec/treatmentcards.htm
     
  5. Not sure if we in the UK would benefit --------------unless the cards were linked to a Private Health care thing within the UK NHS

    At the moment --everyone over 60 in the UK gets prescription medication for free.
    Dental--we pay
    Optical services--we pay
    Hospital services are free
     
  6. Many thanks for that Greenie, my Dad's eightieth birthday is coming up... I can't think of a more suitable birthday present... wish me luck!
     
  7. I sent of for my Veterans Badge and my children think it is hysterical that their mum is a Vet.

    I am hoping it arrives before Rememberance Sunday and if not then I will will wear mine when I attend the Old Sweats Reunion in the New Year.
     
  8. I think the qualify date is now up to 1994.I joined up in 82 and sent off for my badge a few months ago.They actually hand them out as part of your routine for leaving the Mob now.Nice wee badge though.
     
  9. Igot mine last week. Its a nice little momento of my time in the navy.
     
  10. BWS,

    Would such Badges compliment an ADM or PKB?

    HANDN

    G
     


  11. I got my Veterans Badge last year, and I left the RN in 1994. Nice badge received in a nice box. Wore it yesterday for the first time at a dear old friends wife's funeral. A number of others were wearing them also. Yes it was a naval gathering, young and old.

    Regards, Chris



     

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