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graham wright
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Number of posts : 114
Age : 63
Localisation : liverpool
Cap Badge : naafi and efi/raoc
Places Served : baor, sardinia, saudi, benbecula and colly
Registration date : 2009-02-08

PostSubject: veterans badge   23/4/2009, 22:43

did you know anyone who served in the armed forces can apply for a vets badge?just log onto www.veteran-uk.info for an application form.i sent mine off on thursday and got the badge on monday.graham.
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ciphers
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Number of posts : 971
Age : 85
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   24/4/2009, 18:31

This is the Veterans Lapel Badge, I have had mine for a couple of years now. There is a staggered issue because of the demand, it depends when you served ..

Len

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graham wright
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Number of posts : 114
Age : 63
Localisation : liverpool
Cap Badge : naafi and efi/raoc
Places Served : baor, sardinia, saudi, benbecula and colly
Registration date : 2009-02-08

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   24/4/2009, 23:23

ciphers,i must have touched lucky.graham.
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PaddyQ
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Number of posts : 25
Age : 75
Localisation : Strabane. Tyrone. N. Ireland
Cap Badge : R Innisk Fus / RAOC
Places Served : M Gladbach. Fallingbostel. Osnabruck
Registration date : 2008-05-14

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   10/4/2010, 17:57

There was no real criteria applied by Government when approving the issue of Veterans Badge.
Anyone who served are entitled to it, including those wasters who got kicked out dishonourably.
I do not wear one for this reason, petty I hear some say. Yeah perhaps but that's my stand.
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oldtimer
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Number of posts : 99
Age : 71
Localisation : Manchester
Cap Badge : RCT
Places Served : Yeovil, Bunde, Lubbecke,camp du larzac, norway,rct winter training centre hinterstien, Aldershot,
Registration date : 2009-09-22

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   10/4/2010, 19:55

even worse paddy you dont even need to have served in the military,any walter mitty characters can buy them on E-BAY they do a full range of veterans badges fron the suez crisis ,malaya,iraq, palastine,the falklands, korea ,northern island in fact any where at all, my son came across them while searching for a replacement for mine that came off my motorbike jacket as a surprise for me,sods law it was on the garage floor and i forgot to tell him so i have two.
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Teabag
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Number of posts : 960
Age : 68
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   10/4/2010, 20:45

Lost mine because it ripped through my leather coat. Got another one as a replacement but you have to pay if you lose that one. Keep it in the drawer now so it is pointless having one I suppose?

Does annoy me that these things can be bought but if I see anyone wearing one and am suspicious, I would soon be able to tell if they are waffling as would most of us. Haven't found one yet but come across a few who were allegedly on the balconey. I'm surprised it didn't collapse under the weight of all the SAS who were supposed to have been on it! Laughing
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dandc
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Number of posts : 383
Age : 68
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: veterans badge   10/4/2010, 21:06

there is no waiting list,it makes no difference when you served, but to those of you who have not applied yet i urge you to do one thing,apply for it personally, all you need to do is phone army records office glasgow,dont let your local councilor or mp make a meal of getting it for you,its yours wear it with pride.
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brum
FM
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 77
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   10/4/2010, 21:31

I haven't come across the veterans badges oldtimer mentions yet but I notice you can buy medals for all sorts of epic actions. There's the National Service medal, one for BAOR, Getting to the Front of the NAAFI Queue Three Times on the Trot at Kinmel Park Camp, Rhyl medal. You name it they'll produce it and charge you forty quid for the thing.
They soon jumped on that tosser in Coventry last year, wearing a SAS beret and medals from WW2.
Teabag got it right, blokes who have "done a bit" can soon spot a phoney.

brum
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Teabag
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Number of posts : 960
Age : 68
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   11/4/2010, 10:28

brum wrote:
I haven't come across the veterans badges oldtimer mentions yet but I notice you can buy medals for all sorts of epic actions. There's the National Service medal, one for BAOR, Getting to the Front of the NAAFI Queue Three Times on the Trot at Kinmel Park Camp, Rhyl medal. You name it they'll produce it and charge you forty quid for the thing.
They soon jumped on that tosser in Coventry last year, wearing a SAS beret and medals from WW2.
Teabag got it right, blokes who have "done a bit" can soon spot a phoney.

brum

Damn, I never ever got to the front of the NAAFI queue. No medal for me then!

Interesting story but true. My best mates son in law has dual nationality i.e. British and American because his dad was a native American and yes I do mean a red indian. He joined the American airforce and served his full time. He usually applied for and got overseas postings to the UK. Happy, happy, happy. His job was air frame fitter or something like that and he was a master sergeant. When the yanks bombed Libya some years back they took off from the UK. He never left the ground but was awarded a medal along with everyone else on the base for the action. I am pleased to say he was slightly embarassed to get it but that would be the British part of him I suppose?
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brum
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 77
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   11/4/2010, 10:50

At the time of the first Gulf War my son was a REME VM in Cyprus.
He got the Gulf War medal, like everybody else, apparently Cyprus was in range of the Scud missiles !
Ah, you had to be fast for the old NAAFI medal mate, we wore Ammo boots in those days too.
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Mike_2817
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Number of posts : 643
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RAOC
Registration date : 2009-08-27

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   12/4/2010, 17:08

dandc wrote:
there is no waiting list,it makes no difference when you served, but to those of you who have not applied yet i urge you to do one thing,apply for it personally, all you need to do is phone army records office glasgow,dont let your local councilor or mp make a meal of getting it for you,its yours wear it with pride.

Its not Glasgow where you apply nor your MP - You apply for it at the address below:

It was the case that issues were staggered to when you joined, but now all who served at least 1 days pay are entitled as the main campaign is completed and all new service leavers get one issues as the leave.

http://www.veterans-uk.info/vets_badge/vets_badge.htm

Postal address:
Service Personnel and Veterans Agency,
Norcross
Thornton-Cleveleys,
Lancashire,
FY5 3WP

Fax:
01253 330561(UK Only)
+44 1253 330561 (Overseas)

Email: SPVA-VeteransBadges@mod.uk

Freephone Helpline
Free: 0800 169 2277 (UK only)
Free: 0800 169 3458 (Minicom UK only)
+44 1253 866043 (Overseas)

I lost mine last year and e-mailed Norcross enquiring if I could purchase a replacement, and they sent me one FOC
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Mike_2817
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Number of posts : 643
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RAOC
Registration date : 2009-08-27

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   12/4/2010, 17:24

Next program is to issue the estimated 4 Million ex-services with a Veterans ID Card based on the National ID Card 'New Labour' are so desperate to get everyone to carry.

http://www.hmforces.co.uk/benefits/articles/604-mod-announcement-on-the-issue-of-veterans-id-cards

They have already started to issue a BFG Installation Access Pass for Veterans

http://www.bfgnet.de/BFGVets_News/vets_access_pass.html

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dandc
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Number of posts : 383
Age : 68
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   12/4/2010, 22:02

YOU CAN ALSO APPLY TO GLASGOW,no one said apply to your MP,read the posts properly,i said dont let your local politicians jump on the band wagon for thier personal gain.
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dandc
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Number of posts : 383
Age : 68
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   12/4/2010, 22:18

the working group set up to look at the posability of veterans ID cards was set up in 2001,and still no firm announcement [dont hold your breath].the BFG instalation pass is only good for vets living in germany,[theres not many places left its valid for anyway]
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Hardrations
Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1036
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   13/4/2010, 03:36

Interesting subject this. I applied for the Veterans pin seeing I did 4 years with 4 CIBG/CMBG in BOAR. And attached to 644 R. Sigs Tp in Cyprus. No luck, but they were nice about it. Also I got an ID card on pensioning off. Now there is a I.D. card for those who served in the Regular or Reserve Forces. Called Record of Service Card (NDI 75) Send in application, two coloured pass port photos and $15.OO you get one. Proving there is no such thing as a free meal from the Cdn Govt.
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Mike_2817
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Number of posts : 643
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RAOC
Registration date : 2009-08-27

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   14/4/2010, 17:42

dandc wrote:
YOU CAN ALSO APPLY TO GLASGOW,no one said apply to your MP,read the posts properly,i said dont let your local politicians jump on the band wagon for thier personal gain.

You must be the only one to have applied via Glasgow as all the references to the Veterans Badges say 'Vetrons Agency Norcross' you probably got refered there anyway as they process & post out the badges from that location.

Re the Veterans ID Card, Yes it indeed has been on the go for a good few years, and still not started in the UK.

Of course a BFG ID card is only valid in Germany, thats what it says on the tin!
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dandc
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Number of posts : 383
Age : 68
Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   14/4/2010, 19:22

mike,i am not bothered where it got posted from,as i have said before on this site my answers are not a difinitive solution to a probalem or a enquirey,but yes it is something i have done prsonaly and hopfully it may help someone,so unless you are the resident expert on all things military dont knock other peoples sugestions.
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Mike_2817
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Number of posts : 643
Localisation : North Yorkshire
Cap Badge : RAOC
Registration date : 2009-08-27

PostSubject: Re: veterans badge   14/4/2010, 20:06

I am not knocking your suggestion, but simply pointing out what is published on the Veterans Web Site and elsewhere on the subject. If you got yours via Glasgow fine, but it seems to me to be better to apply to the correct office to start with.

Lets just agree to disagree on this point. and let people take thier pick on location.
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Pborn4
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Number of posts : 182
Age : 71
Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16

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