GREAT ARTICLE ON THE BEVIN BOYS

Posted on the War History Online Website.

 

Link here

 

 

BOOK LAUNCH! 14 August 2014

Bristol Blenheim

Written by Warick Taylor MBE.

Bevin Boy Veterans Reunions 2014

 The South Wales Group Reunion

Wednesday 30 April, 2014

1pm

Whitchurch Golf Club, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, CF14 7TD

*

Midlands Group Reunion

7 July 2014 (prov)

Stoke on Trent

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Home Counties Group Reunion

19 August 2014 (prov)

Richmond Golf Club, Richmond, Surrey

The Southern Counties Group at Bournemouth

Thursday 4 September 2014

Miramar Hotel, Bournemouth

 *

Please contact Warwick Taylor MBE with any enquiries regarding above events. (01305 261269/07711960452)

7 May 2013

Bevin Boy Memorial Unveiled

25 April 2013

Bevin Boys Accommodation to Become a Museum

 

Hostel near Chester-le-Street saves hut from the bulldozer

 

Click on this link to read article in Durham Times.

12 April 2013

Bevin Boy Memorial Dedication

A memorial to thousands of men known as Bevin Boys who worked in coal mines during World War II is set to be officially dedicated.

 

Click on this link to read about it on the BBC News Website.

17 November 2012

 

 

The Bevin Boys Association

 

Official Announcement

 

The time has come to disband the Bevin Boys Association.

 

Due to age the membership numbers are falling considerably, so the Association is no longer viable.

 

The 70th Anniversary Remembrance Day Parade at the Cenotaph in London on the 11 November 2012 will be the final appearance of the Bevin Boys Association in an official capacity.

 

The Lady Finsberg, President after 16 years wishes all the Bevin Boys well, and is standing down.

 

Warwick Taylor, MBE, Chairman and Vice President is also officially resigning.

 

11 November 2012

 

 

The Bevin Boys will march past the cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday for the very last time.

 

 

The Bevin Boys fought  for 50 years for the right to take part in the Remembrance Day Parade.

 

 

1998 was the first time the Bevin Boys were able to take part in the Remembrance Day Parade.

Bevin Boy Veteran Badge

 

Badge can be issued to men who were conscripted directly into the mines, those who opted for mine work in preference to joining the Armed Forces, or those who were in the Armed Forces and volunteered to become miners during the period 1942-1948.

The Bevin Boys scheme was introduced in 1942 by the then Minister for Labour and National Service, Ernest Bevin. The scheme ran between 1942 and 1948 and involved recruiting men to work in coal mines during and immediately following World War 2.

 

The badge is available to all surviving Bevin Boys and formally recognises their work in the UK coalfields during and immediately after World War II. The badge can only be issued posthumously to the widows of men who died on or after 20 June 2007 and fall into the above category.

 

The application form for the badge can be found here:

 

 

or you can contact the Department of Energy and Climate Change,

who adminsiter the badge,

on 0300 068 5716

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