Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a UK Armed Forces Veterans Badge or Campaign Medal?

Veterans BadgeTo promote recognition of veterans by the wider British public the unique and unifying symbol of the HM Armed Forces Veterans Badge is available to all those who have served in HM Armed Forces.

The first veterans badge was issued to Lord Healy, a veteran of the Battle for Monte Cassino, on 10 May 2004, which initiated the roll out of the badge to the generation who served in the Second World War. Since then eligibility to apply for the badge has been extended in sequential phases and now all veterans are eligible to apply.

How to apply

You can apply to Veterans UK at the following website

Postal address:

Veterans UK
Ministry of Defence

Thornton Cleveleys


Freephone (UK only): 0808 1914 2 18

Telephone (overseas): +44 1253 866 043


How do I obtain a copy of Military Service Records?

Please visit the following website for full details: