Friday, 26 January 2007

Recognition for the Bevin Boys

Another thing that has given me pleasure recently is to present veterans medals to local men and women on behalf of Ian McCartney. However, I met some men who were were not eligible for the medal because they were Bevin Boys who had worked in the mines to produce much needed coal for the war effort.

I was, therefore, very pleased to read in the local paper that the Government has now accepted local MP Neil Turner's request to recognise the Bevin Boys for their wartime effort.

The Government now plan to introduce a medal similar to the veterans medal (pictured on the right hand side of this blog) to reward the men who spent many hours working in a demanding physical environment performing a vital role in the war effort.

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