First launched by the Government in 2006, Veterans Day (27th June) is the national opportunity to celebrate the service of all veterans of all ages. A veteran is anyone who has served in H.M. Armed Forces at any time.
Charnwood on Veterans Day
Charnwood marked Veterans Day for the first time in 2008 with an event in Loughborough Market Place on Sunday 29th June. There were a range of stalls and displays from organisations that provide services to veterans, support the armed services, or recruit from veterans.
This included cadet forces for young people, the Royal British Legion, the Police and Fire service and the Territorial Army based in the town. Officers from the Mayor's Office were also on hand to assist veterans to apply for their veterans badge.
Veterans badge presentations
All veterans are entitled to apply for a veterans badge.
Anybody who applies for a badge through the Mayor's Office will be invited to receive their badge during a ceremony usually at the Town Hall. If you don't have a badge but would like to apply for one to be presented to you complete the application form below and return it to the Mayor's Office:
- Veterans Badge Application Form (Word Document, 0.17 Mb)
If you would like to request a badge to be posted directly to your home address (without attending a presentation ceremony) please use the same form but return it to the Veterans Agency at the address shown at the bottom of the form.
Last updated: Tue 24th October, 2017 @ 10:39