As Remembrance Day approaches local MP Rosie Cooper is encouraging West Lancashire Veterans to claim the war medals they are entitled to.
The veterans Medal will recognise the contribution that our ex-service men and women have made act as a reminder to younger generations of what their parents and grandparents did.
The Veterans Medal, like any medal can only be a small token of the huge debt we all owe the wartime generation. I encouraging veterans to claim their medals is a really good opportunity for us to give out thanks to those who served.
Rosie Cooper said:
¡§I want everyone who served during the war to claim the Veteran¡¦s Medal they are entitled to."
Who is entitled to a medal:
„X All men and women who served in the UK Armed Forces in the First World War and Second World War
„X All those who served as Merchant Navy Seamen, Home Guard, Polish Forces under UK Command and members of the Cyprus Regiment during the Second World War
„X War widows and widowers who receive a War Widows/Widowers Pension
„X Veterans of the Suez Canal Zone 1951-54
„X Those on national service 1939-45
„X Anyone who served in later conflicts will be allocated a Veterans Medal in 2006.
To apply call Rosie Cooper¡¦s constituency office on 01695 570094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Rosie will write to the Ministry of Defence on your behalf using your details and ask them to assign you the Veterans medal that you are entitled to. The information required is:
Date of Birth
Service from Date
Service to Date