Guidance

MOD logos or unit badges for use on memorials and headstones: permission

Details of permission to use Ministry of Defence insignia on memorials and headstones for former UK military service personnel.

Detail

The Secretary of State for Defence is content to permit the families of former service personnel to use appropriate specified MOD insignia i.e. logos or unit badges granted by the Monarch, on private, family instigated memorials and/ or their headstone, post mortem.

The Secretary of State for Defence is also content to permit the use of specified MOD logos or unit badges granted by the Monarch, on public memorials at the request of veterans associations, such as the Royal British Legion, or local authorities, such as a county council, or other third parties.

Defence Intellectual Property Rights manages this process on the Secretary of State for Defence’s behalf. The process for making a request is set in this document.