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MORE than half a million people from the wartime generation have received a free passport in a government scheme, it was announced today.

Every Briton born on or before September 2, 1929, is eligible for free travel documents to recognise their efforts in the Second World War, whether a veteran or a civilian.

Since the scheme was introduced in October 2004, more than 519,000 people have taken part, the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) said today.

The 500,000th free passport was received by 82-year-old James Woolley, from Maidstone, Kent, who worked as a heavy goods vehicle fitter during the war.
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Date:Aug 7, 2008
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