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Bevin Boys Badge

This Badge is sponsored by the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). All queries pre application or regarding the policy should be made to:

Jeremy Cousins
Dept for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR)
Bay 137
1 Victoria Street
London SW1 0ET
Telephone 020 7215 6145

Bevin Boys badge can be issued to:
Men who were conscripted directly into the mines, those who opted for mine work in preference to joining the Armed Forces, or those who were in the Armed Forces and volunteered to become miners during the period 1943-1948.

The Bevin Boys scheme was introduced in 1943 by the then Minister for Labour and National Service, Ernest Bevin. The scheme ran between 1943 and 1948 and involved recruiting men to work in coal mines during and immediately following World War II.

The badge is available to all surviving Bevin Boys and formally recognises their work in the UK coalfields during and immediately after World War II. The badge can only be issued posthumously to the widows of men who died on or after 20 June 2007 and fall into the above category.

Badges are currently being issued on a rolling basis.

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The application form for the badge is now available and can be obtained by calling the Veterans-UK Helpline 0800 169 2277 or by clicking one of the links below:”

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