Veterans can receive badge at forces day

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Veterans in North Tyneside are being reminded to come forward if they want to attend an event to mark Armed Forces Day.

Those who served in the armed forces – including the volunteer and regular reserves – are entitled to apply for a commemorative badge.

A flag will be raised at the special event, which will take place at the White Swan Centre in Killingworth on Monday, June 22.

A ceremony will follow, which will feature the presentation of badges to ex-service personnel.

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 22.

Veterans must live in North Tyneside and anyone that has previously been presented with a lapel badge can not apply again.

Those eligible should contact North Tyneside Council who will send applications to the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency and, if successful, will be invited to the presentation ceremony.

The event is organised by North Tyneside Council with the support of North Tyneside Veterans Committee.

For more information or to request an application form please call (0191) 643 7409 or email events@northtyneside.gov.uk