Barbara and the Mayor of Salford, Councillor Val Burgoyne, hosted an event with local Armed Forces veterans to recognise the contribution their service made to our country.
Barbara and the Mayor presented more that 40 veterans with a Veterans Badge, along with a special certificate from the Ministry of Defence. The Veterans Badge recognises the contribution of those who served in the Armed Forces, in peace or war, up to and including the conflict in the Falklands.
Barbara had led an appeal to for veterans of the Armed Forces to contact her so that they could receive the recognition they deserve, and this received a tremendous response from veterans in Worsley.
”It was a real honour to host this event. The Veterans Badge has become very popular, and since advertising it through my office I have been able to pass on over 160 badges to local veterans.
"The turnout at this event was great, and it was a pleasure to meet the local veterans and hear some of the stories of their service. Several fought in World War II, and others saw action in Northern Ireland and the Falklands. Others served during peacetime and contributed to keeping Britain strong and free . It is important that they are thanked for their efforts. I was pleased that the veterans were able to receive their badges in time for Remembrance Sunday, and I was glad that the Mayor was able to join me in paying tribute to them.”