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Veterans to retain military ID, allowing easier access to services

 

Personnel leaving the armed forces will now be able to keep their military ID, Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood has announced.

 

The move will allow veterans to maintain their emotional connection with the armed forces, allowing them to keep the card they have carried on them throughout their career. Retaining their ID card, known as the MOD Form 90, will also allow service leavers to be identified as veterans quickly and easily, aiding their transition into civilian life.

 

Charities, Veterans UK, which manages armed forces pensions and compensation payments, local authorities and GPs will all benefit from the change, as they will not have to conduct time-consuming checks to identify individual veterans.

 

READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/veterans-to-retain-military-id-allowing-easier-access-to-services


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It will be interesting to see what format these 2.5 million cards for veterans are in. Will it be an offical photo id of some sort.

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It will be interesting to see what format these 2.5 million cards for veterans are in. Will it be an offical photo id of some sort.

 

It's just their existing ID card, with the corner cut off to show it's expired, as explained in the extract above: "Retaining their ID card, known as the MOD Form 90, will also allow service leavers to be identified as veterans quickly and easily, aiding their transition into civilian life."

 

Other veterans will be able to have a 'V' on their driving licence to show their status.

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It's just their existing ID card, with the corner cut off to show it's expired, as explained in the extract above: "Retaining their ID card, known as the MOD Form 90, will also allow service leavers to be identified as veterans quickly and easily, aiding their transition into civilian life."

 

Other veterans will be able to have a 'V' on their driving licence to show their status.

 

Yes, i got the bit about current leavers getting cards clipped, and i know the plan was to mark driving licences to show veteran status but the quote is:

 

The Prime Minister last year also announced plans to provide the 2.5 million former armed forces personnel cards which identify them as veterans, in recognition of their service to the nation.

 

Now does this mean a marked card or a new kind of ID card?

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Yes, i got the bit about current leavers getting cards clipped, and i know the plan was to mark driving licences to show veteran status but the quote is:

 

The Prime Minister last year also announced plans to provide the 2.5 million former armed forces personnel cards which identify them as veterans, in recognition of their service to the nation.

 

Now does this mean a marked card or a new kind of ID card?

 

The ‘new’ card is the V driving licence. For non-drivers there will be something else, but no details yet, though I understand that it will be photo id. I wish they’d get on with it - the NHS efforts to get GPs to code veterans has not really been successful, and I think that this leads to some veterans not being able to access services.

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