Merchant Navy Service Commemorative Medal available to all former and presently serving merchant service personnel as well as next of kin in this long-standing profession to be worn with pride not alongside gallantry decorations, but separately and distinctively.
Without the dedicated and often dangerous lifestyle of the professional merchant seaman, the World economy as it is known today would not exist.
Through time of war and in peace the cargoes so vital to many nations have criss crossed the vast oceans and coastal waterways that have now become household names. Ships once carried trade goods on voyages of unknown duration to destinations that could only be dreamt of, the experiences of their crews have long since been recorded in history. Life in confined quarters far from home and family seems destined to be the lot of the merchant seaman, many thousands of whom have lost their lives in the wake of these ancient mariners.
With the progress of time, vessels have become more and more sophisticated and the cargoes often more hazardous. The exploits of these ships and their crews are mostly taken for granted and seldom recorded, except in dire circumstances or time of war.
The Merchant Naval Service Medal is available to all former and presently serving merchant service personnel as well as next of kin in this long-standing profession. Although there is a minimum two years service requirement the merit of each application will be considered on an individual basis.
Applications from D.E.M.S. Gunners will be eligible for this commemorative medal.
The ribbon features a solid, dark blue background with central stripes of green, white and red, representing the navigation lights of an approaching ship, resulting in a truly nautical medal ribbon.
This medal is supplied on a single pin ready to wear.
Please note that the full-size medal is only available by completing the application form below. After you have completed all of the fields and added any additional products please click on the 'Add to Basket' button to continue with your order.
Full details are required for each full-size medal applied for.
If you are unsure of any of the required details below please type 'NOT KNOWN' or 'NOT APPLICABLE'.
Medal Edge Engraving
Your service number, rank, name & initials and regiment or service can be professionally diamond engraved on the edge of your Merchant Naval Service Medal making it an even more personal and precious heirloom.
Individually Engraved Clasps
The individually engraved, nickel clasps, specifically designed to match the finish of this medal to highlight the details of your service are suitable for fitting to the medal ribbon (we recommend no more than three clasps are fitted to The Merchant Naval Service Medal).
Medal Presentation Cases
Store your Merchant Naval Service Medal in the plush lined Medal Presentation Case which can de personalised with your service details.
Miniature Merchant Naval Service Service Medal
A miniature Merchant Naval Service Service Medal can also be added to your order and is supplied mounted ready to wear.
Ribbon Brooch Bar & Merchant Naval Service Service Tie
As well as a matching Merchant Naval Service Service Ribbon Brooch Bar, your can also select an easycare 100% polyester tie which has been tastefully designed with stripes matching the Merchant Naval Service Service ribbon. Please select the items your require on the application form below along with your personalisation details
Apply for a Merchant Naval Service Full-Size Medal using the Application Form below:
(Please Note The Details entered below should be those of the recipient of the medal)