Female war veterans can apply to have their efforts recognised by a new badge of recognition from today (January 28).
The badge will acknowledge those surviving members of the Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps who worked on the Home Front to provide food and timber for the nation during World War I and II.
“It is absolutely right that we at last recognise the selfless efforts these women made to support the nation through the dark days of World War I and II,” says Environment Secretary, Hilary Benn.
“This badge is a fitting way to pay tribute to their determination, courage and spirit in the face of adversity. I hope that as many eligible women as possible will apply for one.”
The badges are still being designed – but if you think you’re eligible for one, you can get an application form by writing to Mr Dermot McInerney, Defra, 5E Millbank, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR.
Alternatively, you can ring the Defra helpline on 08459 33 55 77. You can also download them online at the DEFRA website.