Barbara Keeley MP

LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH

Members of the Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps receive recognition

dgThe Government has announced that female war veterans who worked on the Home Front as members of the Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps during the Second World War are to be rewarded with a badge of recognition for their vital role.

The specially designed badge will recognise the efforts of those female veterans who served their country by providing much needed food and timber for the nation during war time.

Barbara said:

“It is right that we at last pay tribute to these women who played such an important role on the Home Front during the Second World War. The selfless work carried out by these women, supported the nation through dark times. This badge commemorates their efforts and acknowledges the debt that their country owes to them. I hope that as many eligible women from Worsley apply as possible.”

The badge will be provided free of charge by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and is very easy to apply for. Members of the Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps who served during the Second World War are eligible to apply for a badge.

Worsley constituents should contact Barbara’s constituency office for an application form by telephoning 0161 799 4159. Alternatively you download an application form at http://www.defra.gov.uk/farm/working/wla/index.htm

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