MP Raises Awareness Of Entitlement To Veterans Badge

January 23, 2007 3:28 PM
UK Armed Forces Veterans Badge

UK Armed Forces Veterans Badge

Local MP Mark Hunter is backing a campaign to bring to the attention of residents of Bramhall, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Gatley, Heald Green, Woodford, Hazel Grove and Woodsmoor, that if they have served in the UK Armed Forces before December 31st 1969, they might be entitled to a "Veterans Badge".

As well as the group above those who can qualify for a badge include; Merchant Navy seamen, Home Guard, Polish Forces under UK command, members of the Cyprus Regiment during the Second World War, Veterans of the Suez Canal Zone (1951-54), as well as War Widows and Widowers who receive a War Widows/Widowers Pension (the deceased must have served before 31st December 1969).

Commenting Mark said "I would encourage local veterans to apply for this badge, it's important that their contributions and sacrifices are recognised and honoured, and this is just one way of doing that."

Unfortunately this badge cannot be issues posthumously, as it is a survivors' badge, which is to be worn on civilian clothing.

If residents feel that they might qualify for the badge they are welcome to contact 0161 4861359 or write to Mark Hunter's Office for an application form at:

Mark Hunter MP

Hillson House

Gillbent House

Cheadle-Hulme

SK8 7LE

Alternatively a copy of the form can be downloaded from:

http://www.veteransagency.mod.uk and click on the UK Armed Forces Veterans Lapel Badge link.

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