BOROUGH MP Andrew Miller has welcomed the Government’s introduction of a badge to commemorate the veterans who served in the Women’s Land Army and Timber Corps during the Second World War.

Mr Miller said: “I am delighted that the Government decided to award a badge of recognition to female war veterans who worked on the Home Front to provide food and timber for the nation during WW2.

“This specially designed badge recognises the tremendous efforts of the Women's Land Army and Women's Timber Corps and acknowledges the debt that the country owes them.

“I do hope that all eligible veterans in Ellesmere Port and Neston will apply for the badge, which can be obtained by filling in a simple form.”

He added: “I would be delighted if local ladies who have received or who are applying for a badge would get in touch with me so that I may personally acknowledge the contribution they made.

“Also, if anyone is experiencing any problem with their application please let me know, I can be contacted by writing to the House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA or by telephoning my constituency office on 0151 357 3019.”

The application form is available at www.defra.gov.uk/farm/working/wla/ by writing to Dermot McInerney, Defra, 5E Millbank, c/o 17 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JR, or by phoning 08459 33 55 77.