The government of France has advised the Ministry of Defence that it wishes to award the Legion d’Honneur to all surviving veterans.
Find out how to apply for medals and where to get help
The Royal British Legion, working in partnership with the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, would like to see each and every one of the men and women who were killed during WW1 individually commemorated.
Eligible ex-armed forces personnel and next of kin are
encouraged to apply.
Find out how to nominate someone for an honour. The person must
still be actively involved in what you’re nominating them for.
Councillors voted to support the British Nuclear Test Veterans
Association's campaign for national recognition of the country's
nuclear test veterans.
Middleton’s only Victoria Cross recipient was recognised in the town. Corporation Street will now forever be known as LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way.
Heywood's Lance Corporal Stephen Shaw has attended Buckingham Palace to collect his Military Cross for heroism while serving in Afghanistan.
Lance Corporal Stephen Shaw MC became a Freeman of the Borough, the highest honour the council can bestow on an individual or group.
Sgt James Clark VC was born on 6 April 1894 in Winsford,
Cheshire. He left school at the age of 14, where he worked as a
day-labourer, before he enlisted into the Lancashire Fusiliers in
Private Anthony Palmer VC was born on the 10 March 1819 in
Brereton Green, Cheshire. He was a Private in the 3rd Battalion,
Grenadier Guards during the Crimean war.