Formal award for WWII Land Girls (UK)

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Women who worked the land during World War II to keep Britain supplied with food and timber can now apply for a badge commemorating their efforts.

The badge is the first official recognition of the contribution made by members of the Women's Land Army (WLA) and the Women's Timber Corps (WTC).

Members of the WLA - also known as the Land Girls - and the WTC have campaigned for recognition for decades.

Ex-Land Girl Hilda Gibson, 83, said the badge was a "powerful gesture".

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