Bassetlaw District Council has launched a 1939 – 1945 Veterans Thank You Scheme, as part of its activities to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
At the age of 19, Queen Elizabeth the II (then Princess Elizabeth) became the first female member of the Royal Family to join the military. As a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service during WWII, Her Majesty learnt to drive and to maintain vehicles. Since then, the Queen has maintained a close relationship with the Armed Forces and holds many military appointments and honorary ranks.
The Bassetlaw Veterans Thank You builds on these links and acknowledges the debt of gratitude we owe as a nation to those individuals who served in the Second World War in the forces, auxiliary services and civilian related functions
Applications for a badge and a scroll of thanks can be made if an individual or a family member was a World War II veteran from the Bassetlaw region. Veterans' service includes military, auxiliary, WAAF, ARP, Bevin Boy, and Land Army duty, as well as many other important services.
Last Updated on Friday, June 30, 2023