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New Year, New Logo

Since 2011 Veterans For Peace UK have been using the standard VFP Logo.

We decided a while back that we would like a logo which was more easily recognised within the UK.

This year is the Centenary of the First World War so we have decided to use the helmet worn by British Forces during that war as the basis of our logo.

tommy helmet

The font used for the slogan on our new T-Shirts is one that would was used in 1914.

We will be launching merchandise with the new logo later this month.

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  • Jerry Genesio 02/01/2014, 21:44

    In VFP’s early years we were informally affiliated with a group in the U.K. known as Ex-Services Campaign for Nuclear Disamament. I’m curious to know why they identified themselves as “ex-services” while you are comfortable with the term “veterans”.
    Jerry Genesio

    • Admin 03/01/2014, 12:16

      We have several members who used to be in Ex-Services CND. The organisation slowly wound down as members became too old to participate. I was given the “North London Branch Ex Services” banner in 2011 by Jim Radford. We have displayed it at public meetings. In 2013 we received the remaining funds of the organisation.

      I think for the WW2/Korea generation (who made up the bulk of Ex-Services CND) the term veteran meant someone who had been in combat. In general usage the term can mean old soldier within the UK. I have been told a few times that I am too young to be a veteran! The UK government classes anyone who has served one day’s paid regular service as a veteran.

      Ben

  • Jerry Genesio 02/01/2014, 21:46

    Love your new logo and hope use of the helmet worn during the “war to end all wars” finally helps the slogan to catch on.
    Jerry Genesio

  • Barry D. Ladendorf 02/01/2014, 22:26

    Like the new logo. Perfect for UK vets. Good change

    Barry Ladendorf

  • Terence Alexander Griffin 03/01/2014, 00:16

    Well done…a truly symbolic logo…much more fitting than the inscription on the new £2 coin which has Kitchener’s call to arms…the war to end all wars…by the way…if the papers for the period are read it will be noted that within the first months of the outbreak it was immediately referred to as ‘This Great European War’…TAG

  • LemG. 03/01/2014, 07:36

    Didn’t the Brit troops of WW2 use the same helmets and Enfields ?

    • Admin 03/01/2014, 11:42

      The brodie helmet was worn in both wars with changes in design and manufacture. The Enfield rifle was also used in both wars again with changes in design and manufacture.

      Ben

  • Philippa Maslin 03/01/2014, 15:58

    Great new logo, and please keep up the excellent work that you are all doing. I especially admired your actions on Remembrance Sunday, and Ben, I thought that the way that you spoke at the Oxford Union was wonderful.