A reader of this blog noted that I was advising how ex-service men and women could apply for a Veterans Badge . He himself had served in the Merchant Navy for many years and was proud to have received the unique "Red Duster " Veterans Badge. He goes on to say that there must be a number of 'old MN salts' living in the Ashton/Wigan area who might qualify for the Red Duster Veterans Badge
Anyone who has had MN service ( with proof of sailing on a ship or ships that serviced the HM Forces ie Troop / Supply Ships ) before 1969 may apply for the badge to the following address:
The Merchant Mariners
16 Glebe Road
or phone 01480 412958.