Posted on the War History Online Website.


Link here



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.

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  administer the badge

on 0300 068 5716

Bevin Boy Commemorate Medal

For the relatives of deceased Bevin Boys who do not qualify for the Government Bevin Boy Badge (those Bevin Boys who died before 2007) a Commemorative Medal has been commissioned by the Bevin Boys' Association.


The Bevin Boy Medal is available to Ballotees, Optants, Volunteers and next of kin called up between 1943 and 1948.


The medal is solid silver and can be ordered here:

Bevin Boy Medal


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