Recognition

 

Eventually in 2000, the Women’s Land Army were finally invited to march past the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day – in honour of the work which they carried out over 50 years before for their country.

The last Women’s Land Army March past the Cenotaph was on 13th October 2012. To read more about this final March, please click here.

After much campaigning, the British Government announced in December 2007, that the surviving Land Girls would receive a special Veteran’s Badge. These were awarded to surviving former land girls from July 2008 onwards.

In October 2014, HRH the Countess of Wessex unveiled the memorial to the Women’s Land Army and Women’s Timber Corps at the National Memorial Arboretum.

WLA Certificate From Gordon Brown

WLA Certificate awarded by Gordon Brown
Source: Photo taken at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

 

Women's Land Army and Timber Corps Memorial

Women’s Land Army and Timber Corps Memorial
Unveiled October 2014


More Information

  • Read more about recent Land Girl news on Stuart Antrobus’ Women’s Land Army website here.
  • To see a copy of the sample certificate in The Archives, please click here.
  • To see photos from the unveiling of the WLA and WTC memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum, please click here.
Women's Land Army and Timber Corps Veteran's Badge Source: Stuart Antrobus

Women’s Land Army and Timber Corps Veteran’s Badge Source: Stuart Antrobus


Photos of the WLA Remembrance Event held at the Cenotaph

A brief service at the Cenotaph for former land girls and lumber jills, October 2009, as part of the annual WLA Remembrance event which ended in 2012. Source: Stuart Antrobus

A brief service at the Cenotaph for former land girls and lumber jills, October 2009, as part of the annual WLA Remembrance event which ended in 2012.
Source: Stuart Antrobus

Vera, Renie and Zeita, three former land girls woh served in Bedfordshire, at the October 2009 WLA veterans Rally at Whitehall, London Source: Stuart Antrobus

Vera, Renie and Zeita, three former land girls who served in Bedfordshire, at the October 2009 WLA veterans Rally at Whitehall, London
Source: Stuart Antrobus

Former land girls gathering prior to the annual WLA Get-Together and march to the Cenotaph, October 2009 Source: Stuart Antrobus

Former land girls gathering prior to the annual WLA Get-Together and march to the Cenotaph, October 2009
Source: Stuart Antrobus