British Legion Women's Section Golden Award

The Royal British Legion Women's Section recognises any outstanding contribution by members to the organisation through a series of awards.

Highest Awards

The Royal British Legion Women's Section Golden Award started in the 1930s. It is one of the highest awards that can be bestowed upon a member. It may be awarded to a member who has given at least eight years meritorious and conspicuous service to the objectives [1] of the Legion as defined by the Royal Charter.

National Chairman’s Approval

Following National Chairman’s approval to the award, the formation must meet the cost of the badge. On the death of a recipient the badge becomes the property of the next of kin, who may retain it or return it to the formation to issue to another individual for whom the award has been approved.

9ct Hallmarked Gold

The Golden Award Badge is made in 9ct hallmarked gold and each badge is engraved with a unique identification number that identifies the person who the badge has been awarded to.

Award Criteria

The award criteria for the Women's Section Golden Award in the 1930s to the early 1950s was not as rigorous as it is today. There were no registration numbers engraved on the badge, which means the so honoured member cannot be identified or trace which branch the badge was issued  to.

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Royal British Legion

Women's Section

Golden Award

(Hallmarked "P" 1989)

W.D. (William Davenport) Birmingham

42mm x 27mm

(1987 Model)