Veterans

Veterans Associations

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Below you can find links and contact information for various veteran associations


Bigbury Mint

“We sell copies of military medals that we make here in our UK workshop under MoD licence, or source from the best available. We also sew-on ribbons ready to wear, engrave medals, repair medals and can even display them alongside a photograph in a frame to hang on your wall.”

Contact information

Bigbury Mint
Unit 1
River Park Industrial Estate
Ivybridge PL21 9NT
01548 830717
Big bury mint


Veterans Badge

You can get an armed forces veterans badge if you’ve served in any of the UK armed forces (regular & reserve forces ) – there’s no fee.

You can apply on behalf of a veteran who’s died, if you get:
• War widow’s/widower’s pension
• Compensation under the Survivors Guaranteed Income Payment (SGIP)

But not if you have:
• Served with armed forces of another country
• Served alongside UK armed forces

You will need the following information:
• Type of service e.g. Army
• Service Number
• Period of service

Contact information

Download & complete an application form: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/armed-forces-veterans-badge-application-form
You can apply by post, fax or email to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Medal Office – the address is on the form.
If you use the form – you must sign using a BLACK pen.
You can also apply using the freephone helpline.
MOD Medal Office
MOD Medal Office Email dbs-modmo-vetsbadge@mod.uk
Freephone (UK only): 0808 1914 218
Telephone (from overseas): +44 1253 866 043
Fax: 01452 510 871


602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron Museum:

602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron Museum:

The small, but interesting, museum highlights the history of 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron RAF; using artefacts, aircraft models, books, photographs, uniforms, medals, sketches by C Orde, maps and the Roll of Honour

Visits to the Museum are by appointment only.

Contact Information

Please contact:

• 602 Museum
c/o RHF Museum
518 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
G2 3LW



Glasgow’s Helping Heroes

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes can access advice and support on a wide range of issues including debt, employment, benefits, health and housing issues

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes’ service is free and confidential to current service personnel, veterans, their families and carers. Importantly there is no minimum or maximum length of service or since leaving to be eligible, however, you must live or work within Glasgow City Council boundary.

Contact information

Contact: Glasgow’s Helping Heroes
15-17 Duke Street
Glasgow G4 0UL
0141 276 7199


Elizabeth Cross

The Elizabeth Cross and Memorial Scroll are granted to the next of kin of regular, reserve or Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel who have died on operations, or as a result of an act of terrorism since 1 January 1948:

  • whilst serving on an operation in which personnel received a Campaign Medal, GSM or OSM
  • whilst serving on an operation in which personnel received a UN, NATO (or other international body) or another nations’ campaign medal in the absence of a UK medal
  • as a result of an act of terrorism where the available evidence suggests they were targeted because of their membership of the UK armed forces
  • on a non medal earning operational task where death has been caused by the inherent high risk of the task
  • a subsequent and premature death as a result of an injury or illness attributed to the circumstances outlined above
  • Contact information

    You can contact the Medals Office in writing or via email.

    Email address DBS-Medals@mod.gov.uk

    MOD Medal Office
    Room G36
    Innsworth House
    Imjin Barracks
    Gloucester
    GL3 1HW
    Telephone enquiries are handled by the Joint Personnel Administration Centre (JPAC).

    Freephone (UK only): 0800 085 3600

    Telephone (from overseas): *44 141 224 3600