Apply for a veterans badge or a medal

4. Apply for a UK merchant seafarers veterans badge

You can apply for a UK merchant seafarers veterans badge if you:

  • were a Merchant Navy seafarer or fisherman
  • served in a vessel used to support the UK Armed Forces

If you’re applying on behalf of someone who’s died

You can only apply on behalf of a veteran who’s died if you get a War Widow’s or Widower’s Pension.

How to apply

You can apply for a badge through the Merchant Navy Association or Merchant Mariners.

Members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary

If you’re a member of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, apply for the armed forces veterans badge.