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  1. Can military medals be replaced?

    Can military medals be replaced?
    There are many reasons why you may need to replace a military medal; it is possible to get a genuine replacement, but you must meet certain criteria. In this blog, we will explain how to apply for a replacement medal and the alternative options available. Ordering a Replacement Medal The Ministry of Defence Medal Office will only supply a replacement...
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  2. How to Display Military Medals

    How to Display Military Medals
    There are several ways that military medals can be presented, from medal display boxes to wearing them on the breast of your blazer. In this blog, we will look at each of these methods so you can preserve your military medals and ensure they are worn correctly.  How to wear medals on a blazer and medal mounting It is acceptable...
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  3. Britain's most prestigious honour - The Victoria Cross

    Britain's most prestigious honour - The Victoria Cross
    Being awarded the Victoria Cross is amongst the highest of achievements for a British soldier - it holds joint status with the George Cross. Only those who have shown extreme gallantry in the presence of an enemy are eligible to receive the medal; considered heroes with their impressive tales of bravery left to inspire soldiers of future generations.  British Medals...
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  4. What is Remembrance Day?

    What is Remembrance Day?
    Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day, always falls on the 11th of November and is marked with a minute’s silence at 11 a.m. Why? Back in 1918, this was the date and time that World War I officially ended. Today, we use this moment to remember and pay respect to people who lost their lives fighting for our country, freedom and...
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  5. What Are Commemorative Military Medals

    What Are Commemorative Military Medals
    Commemorative Military Medals are struck by reputable medal companies, usually upon request of a veteran group or charity. They differ from Official Military Medals in this respect, which are approved by His Majesty The King, or by those who reigned before him. Each medal commemorates a historic event, for example, the King’s Coronation, or to recognise a valuable contribution, such...
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  6. 60 Years Since the Great British Train Robbery

    60 Years Since the Great British Train Robbery
    The 8th of August 2023, marks 60 years since the infamous Great Train Robbery. While for most it was an ordinary summer bank holiday in Scotland, 15 outlaws were getting ready to execute one of the most ambitious and memorable heists in British history. The Day of the Robbery Aboard the Travelling Post Office train were the usual cargo of...
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  7. What are military medals made out of?

    What are military medals made out of?
    There are many military campaign medals, ranging in shape, size and materials, from gold and silver to bronze and nickel. In this blog, we will look at some of the most prestigious British medals awarded to people serving in the Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence and veterans.  What is a Campaign Medal, and what are they made from? Campaign medals...
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  8. The 70th Anniversary of the Armistice of the Korean War

    The 70th Anniversary of the Armistice of the Korean War
    In July, we will observe the 70th year since the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. The  Armistice ceased military operations but saw Korea continue as a divided country.  The anniversary will be an occasion to remember the servicemen who served during the Korean War. A short history of the Korean War Korea divided shortly after the Second World War...
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  9. Everything You Need To Know Before The King’s Coronation

    Everything You Need To Know Before The King’s Coronation
    With the King’s Coronation fast approaching and questions still being asked, we thought we'd gather the facts and answer some of the most frequently answered questions surrounding the Coronation of King Charles III. If you are looking to celebrate the Coronation consider purchasing memorabilia from our unique and exclusive range of products. Click here to shop! When is the King’s...
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  10. What Was National Service?

    What Was National Service?
    Tuesday, May 16th 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the last serviceman being demobilised from National Service. Since the Second World War, more than 2 million men served in our Armed Forces. On this anniversary let us remember the vallance and bravery displayed by the conscripts, and let us ask ourselves: What was National Service?... The British National Service, also...
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