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Proud to Support Armed Forces Day 2015

Thursday, 28 May 2015  |  George

We're please to announce our support of this Excellent Event at Himley Hall in June 2015.  Armed Forces Day celebrates the work of servicemen and Women.  The following extract from Dudley Council, explains more...

Dudley Council is calling on local veterans to come forward to receive special medals and badges at this year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations.

Armed Forces Day 2015 will be held at the prestigious Himley Hall and Park on Sunday June 28 to celebrate the work of servicemen and women.

The event will run from 11am to 5pm and will include a presentation of medals and badges including the HM Armed Forces Veterans Badge by the Mayor of Dudley to veterans living in the borough.

Councillor Margaret Aston, Mayor of Dudley, said:

“The highlight of every Armed Forces Day is recognising the contribution of veterans when their badges are presented.

“We especially want to hear from servicemen and women who are entitled to or have already been sent their HM Armed Forces Badges to have them officially presented during the day’s formal proceedings.

”The day really is a highlight in the civic calendar and one not to be missed.”

The event will include a youth marching band competition, a display of historic military vehicles and children’s entertainment including a zip line. There will be band performances and the spectacular Beating of the Retreat will close the event.  

Anyone who thinks they are entitled to one of the HM Armed Forces Veterans Badges should call the Veterans UK helpline on 0808 1914 218 or email SPVA-VeteransBadges@mod.uk or veterans-uk@mod.uk to apply.  Veterans need to have applied for and received their badges 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.