London, England

Times and locations to be confirmed.
All former members of the military are invited to apply for a Veterans’ Badge: a lapel badge presented to an individual to mark their serviced in the UK’s Armed Forces. However, Blackpool would like to highlight the skills, bravery and determination a career in the military can help to develop, in a truly unique way.

On National Veterans’ Day, Blackpool will challenge former seamen, soldiers, and airmen to ‘retrieve’ rather than receive their Veterans’ Badge, by rising to one of our ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences.

Who has a head for heights to abseil the 518 foot tall iconic structure of Blackpool Tower?

Who is brave enough to retrieve their badge from the bottom of the huge tank at SeaLife Blackpool which is home to one of the largest collections of tropical sharks in Europe?

Keep checking these pages to discover who has risen to the Blackpool Veterans’ Badge Challenges.

If you have an idea for your own Veterans’ Badge Challenge, and will be in Blackpool on National Veterans Day - Friday 27th June 2008, then please send your ideas to: [email protected].

Contact: Visit Blackpool
Phone: 01253 478222
Email: [email protected]

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Added by Armed Forces Day on April 25, 2008

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