Presentation of the United Kingdom Merchant Seafarers Veterans Badge
Tuesday 30th October 2012 by Councillor Keith Jones Deputy Lord Mayor of Cardiff and Council Representative for the Armed Forces
The Deputy Lord Mayor of Cardiff in partnership with the Federation of Merchant Mariners and the Merchant Navy Association of Wales hosted a presentation of Veterans Badges to merchant seafarers and their guests in the historic surroundings of the Mansion House and was joined by H M Lord Lieutenant Dr P Beck, Commander Richard Bridger RN, and the Cardiff Harbourmaster,
Twenty Veterans were presented with the United Kingdom Merchant Seafarers Veterans Badge which is awarded to those United Kingdom merchant seafarers who served on a commercial vessel whilst it was in support of an operation by HM Armed Forces.
Derek Bristow OBE DL Chief Executive of the Federation of Merchant Mariners said “This exceptional Award to members of the merchant navy and fishing fleets has been made very special indeed by the Deputy Lord Mayor hosting such a prestigious and memorable presentation in the Capital City of Wales a Nation which lost so many seafarers on the infamous convoys during the war and conflicts since”
Presentations have been held throughout the United Kingdom at the Palace of Westminster, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Rye, Liverpool, Lowestoft, and at care homes to mention a few.
The Federation of Merchant Mariners continues in its aim seeking to ensure that the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets are recognised for their role in the development and defence of our Nation.
Why not join us and support our aim and also eradicate the usual cry of “No one mentions the Merchant Navy”.
Those wishing to apply for the United Kingdom Merchant Seafarers Veterans Badge, should contact the Federation of Merchant Mariners 16 Glebe Road, Brampton, Huntingdon Cambridgeshire PE28 4PH
Telephone 01480412958—Email: email@example.com
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