That's great news, Frankie.
Here's some info I found:
The Veterans Badge is a lapel badge for UK Armed Forces Veterans who enlisted in HM Armed Forces between 3 September 1945 and 31 December 1959.
There is no qualifying length of Service.
The badge is issued by the Veterans Agency. More details can be found on their website at http://www.veterans-uk.info or by calling 0800 169 2277.
Is that the number you have?