Armed forces personnel urged to come forward as part of Armed Forces Day

Veterans are being urged to come forward and have special badges and medals presented by the Mayor of Dudley at this year’s Armed Forces Day event.

The free event, run by Dudley Council takes places on Sunday 25 June in the prestigious grounds of Himley Hall and Park.

The Mayor of Dudley will present former and current armed forces personnel with their HM Armed Forces Badges. People are being urged to come forward to register their interest to be presented with their badge, so they can be added to the running order for the day. Councillor Andrea Goddard, Mayor of Dudley, said:

"It’s important we take time to honour and reflect on the efforts and sacrifice of men and women who have served or continue to serve in our armed forces.

"Our Armed Forces Day gives us the opportunity to do just that, as well as find out more about the work of the services and enjoy some nostalgic entertainment.

“It will be a privilege to attend as Mayor this year and I look forward to presenting badges and medals to personnel."

People who think they are entitled to one of the HM Armed Forces Veterans Badges should call the Veterans UK helpline on 0808 1914 218 or email to apply, or for medal queries

Veterans need to have applied for and received their badge before contacting Dudley Council in order to have them presented on the day.

Second World War veterans who served on the arctic convoys and in the Bomber Command can also apply for their badge before Armed Forces Day by calling the Veterans UK helpline.

Anyone who has already received one of the badges but has not had it formally presented to them before, can contact Dudley Council on 01384 818186 to be part of the ceremony.


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