Best viewed in full screen mode, press F11 to switch modes ~ to magnify a page in IE or Firefox hold down CTRL and press + or - key . See Accessibility

 

Information about applications for lapel badges/emblems

and medals issued by the UK Ministry of Defence

 


 

 

 

 UK Armed Forces Veterans Lapel Badge

 

 

Did you serve in HM Armed Forces? This lapel badge is available free to anyone who served in the UK Armed Forces. Currently (2006) requests for badges are accepted only from people whose Service began before 31 December 1969.   Click here for more information  or Click here for application form

 

 

 

 UK Merchant Seafarers Veteran’s Badge

 

 

The badge is available to all Merchant Navy seafarers and fishermen who served in a vessel at a time when it was operated to facilitate military operations by UK Armed Forces at any time prior to 31 December 1969

Click here for more information  or Click here for application form

 

 

 

 

 The Arctic Emblem

 

 

The Arctic Emblem has been specially commissioned to commemorate the service of Merchant Seamen and members of the Armed Forces in the icy waters of the Arctic Region between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945.

Click here for more information or Click here for application form

 

 

 

 

 Legion D´Honneur

 

 

Veterans who took part in military operations in France (and French waters) between 1944 and 1945 both in the landings and in support roles may be eligible to receive the award of Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur from the French Government.
Requests to the Ministry of Defence, who will verify eligibility and forward the details to the French authorities, who will then make the final decision on the awards. Click here to go to the MOD page which contains the downloadable form and details of where to submit it.

 

 

 

ARCTIC STAR

 

 

This new WW2 campaign medal was approved by the Queen in 2012

Awarded to members of the British Armed Forces and the Merchant Navy who served North of the Arctic Circle (66° 32’ North Latitude ) during the qualifying period of service is 3 September 1939 to 8 May 1945

 

 

Other Medals & Awards

 

WW2 Medals. Opens in a new window.

 

For information on medals and awards please visit the Ministry of defence.

 


 

Information contained on this page is drawn from

the Veteran's Agency  at www.veterans-uk.info/

and the Ministry of Defences at www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceFor/Veterans/Medals/

 

 

Information last verified December 2016

 

 go to the top

 

© The Royal Navy Research Archive  2005 -2016