Sunderland has an enviable reputation for sending its men and women to serve in the armed forces.
The Sunderland Armed Forces Network would like to invite all those who have served and not in receipt for their Veterans Badge to apply through us for it to be issued.
We have 26,500 known veterans in Sunderland and they should be recognized for their service. Network is inviting Veterans of all ages to apply for their Veterans Badge.
There is a badge presentation event for those who would like to attend to be held on VE Day, which is on Sunday, May 8, this year.
The presentation will be held At The Westminster in High Street West after the VE Day Commemoration at The Burdon Road War Memorial at Noon.
Veterans, their families, and members of the public are welcome to attend.
Those who do not want to be part of the presentation are still welcome to apply for their badges and we will have them sent direct to their homes .
The criteria to receive a Veterans Badge is that you must have served in regular or reserved forces or be in receipt of a Armed Forces Widows or Widowers Pension.
It is immaterial how long you served or when you served or what age you are as everyone is classed as a Veteran upon discharge.
Applicants are asked to ring 0191 561 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make their application.