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Ex-servicemen: Medals

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to promote awareness of the veterans badge and its availability. (118366)

The eligibility to apply for the HM armed forces veterans badge and UK merchant seafarers veterans badge is advertised on the Veterans Agency website ( It has also been publicised through Government and ex-Service organisation publications, through local and national press articles featuring coverage of announcements of extensions of eligibility to apply for the badges and through badge-presentation ceremonies. We are also promoting badge-presentation ceremonies as a key part of this year's Veterans Day events. The position is kept under review, including considering opportunities to provide further publicity for the scheme.