Bill Wiggin, MP for North Herefordshire, attended a special presentation at Hereford Country Fair in which thirty-one women and one man who worked at munitions factories in Herefordshire during the war received commemorative badges.
Most of the recipients, who are aged between 94 and 104, worked at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Rotherwas in North Herefordshire, which was bombed in 1942.
Mr Wiggin who, together with BBC Hereford and Worcester, campaigned for formal recognition of these workers’ efforts said:
“I was delighted to attend special presentation at the Hereford Country Fair in which I had previously discussed this with the Prime Minister and, together with BBC Hereford and Worcester, campaigned in Parliament for these brave men and women to receive formal recognition of their efforts.
The badge recipients and their families were overwhelmed by the way that they were treated and the reception of the crowd. It was a tremendous honour to witness them this overdue.”