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Land Army Girls get Recognition – Hanson

Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the news that from today (28th January) female war veterans can apply to have their efforts recognised by a new badge of recognition.

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.

Badges will be awarded to surviving members as of 6 December 2007. Badges will not be able to be awarded to spouses or families of deceased members except where death has occurred after 6 December 2007.

Applicants will need to supply date of birth, approximate dates of service in the Women’s Land Army or Women’s Timber Corps and the location at which they were stationed.

David Hanson said:

“The Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps made a vital contribution to this countries effort both during and after World War II and I am delighted that their selfless efforts are being formally recognised through this new badge.

“Application forms are now available. Please contact my office with details of the applicant’s date of birth, approximate dates of service in the Women’s Land Army or Women’s Timber Corps and the location at which they were stationed and I will happily make the application on your behalf.

“Please write to David Hanson MP, House of Commons, London SW1A OAA, emailhansond(at)parliament.uk or phone 01352 763159.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes to editors:

 

Applications for the badge can be made in a number of ways

The application form is available on the Defra website at

http://www.defra.gov.uk/farm/working/wla/

Requests for application forms can be made by post or telephone to

Mr Dermot McInerney
Defra
5E Millbank
c/o 17 Smith Square London SW1P 3JR

Defra helpline 08459 33 55 77