British armed forces veterans could have their driving licences stamped with a “V”, as part of plans to improve the recognition of their service.
The move, similar to a US scheme, could see 2.5 million ex-military personnel issued with the new licence to “clearly distinguish” them as veterans.
The card would give holders easier access to specialist services and to offers, including retail discounts.
PM Theresa May said veterans deserved “recognition for their sacrifice”.
The scheme, to be announced by the prime minister later, could be implemented in the early 2020s.
Mrs May will say the card will be the first universally recognised ID for veterans in the UK and will create a new proof of service for veterans.
The Ministry of Defence is working with the Department for Transport and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to adapt the design of the current driving licence.