Can I get copies of my father's war medals?

▌ You can only get a replacement medal from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Medal Office if it was stolen or destroyed, for example in a fire or flood. The medal must have been awarded for service after WW1.

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How do I get copies of my father's medals?

Download and fill in the medal application form to ask for a replacement medal. Post the form to the MOD Medal Office, along with: a letter explaining how the medal was stolen or destroyed. a copy of the police report or insurance claim.

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How do I claim my grandads ww2 medals?

You should write to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Medal Office if you want to claim medals from WWII onwards.
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For general enquiries, contact JPAC:
  1. full name.
  2. date of birth.
  3. Service number.
  4. rank.
  5. period served (from and to), and.
  6. your current full address including postcode.

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How do I find my family war medals?

Here are my three top tips for trying to find your World War I family medals and tracking down your own little piece of family history!
  1. Medal Tracker. Token Publishing Ltd (the guys behind UK magazine Medal News) have an online medal finding service called Medal Tracker. ...
  2. Militaria Dealers. ...
  3. eBay.

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How do you get replica war medals?

Replica medals are available from a medals dealer or a commercial military memorabilia outlet. Many of these replicas are high quality and can be difficult to distinguish from the originals. To request a list of your relatives entitled awards, please complete the Defence Medals Application Form.

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How do you find out what war medals My grandfather had?

Further Medal Rolls can be found at the National Archives and on sites like Ancestry and Find My Past. Occasionally, you will also find Medal Rolls available on independent websites like (www.angloboerwar.com), which has the rolls for the Queen's South Africa Medal (above right).

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Can you replace lost military medals?

How Do I Request Military Awards and Decorations? For the Veteran: in general, the military services will work replacement medal requests for the veteran at no cost. This includes family members with the signed authorization of the veteran.

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How do you identify war medals?

A clasp with the name of the theatre or action for which the award is made is presented with the medal. Look closely at the outside edge or the back of your medal. If it is the original medal it will generally have some identifying information inscribed - their name, rank or service number.

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What medals am I entitled to?

Decorations, Gallantry and Distinguished Conduct medals
  • The Victoria Cross.
  • The George Cross.
  • The Conspicuous Gallantry Cross.
  • The Distinguished Service Cross.
  • The Military Cross.
  • The Distinguished Flying Cross.
  • The Air Force Cross.
  • The Royal Red Cross (Class 2) front and back.

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Do WW1 medals have names on them?

Pip, Squeak and Wilfred are the affectionate names given to the three WW1 campaign medals — The 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal respectively. These medals were primarily awarded to the Old Contemptibles ( B.E.F. ).

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Who is entitled to jubilee medals?

Full eligibility criteria

The eligible groups are: Regular personnel who have completed five full calendar years of service before or on 6 February 2022. Volunteer Reserve Forces who were in service on 6 February 2022, have completed five years of service and received five certificates of efficiency.

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How do I find my military records for free?

You can find veterans' military service records from World War I to the present from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). The NPRC houses many types of records, including Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF).

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How do I find old military records?

You can request your military records in any of these ways:
  1. Mail or fax a Request Pertaining to Military Records (Standard Form SF 180) to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). ...
  2. Write a letter to the NPRC. ...
  3. Visit the NPRC in person.
  4. Contact your state or county Veterans agency.
  5. Hire an independent researcher.

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How can I find my dad's military photo?

The most likely source for images would be the Soldiers' Individual Service Records file. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is the official repository for such records.

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How do I find WW2 war records?

To get started with searching for World War Two records, the best place to start is the CWGC casualty database. This contains commemoration details about every identified WW2 casualty, and can give you a lot of additional information, such as rank, regiment and honours.

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Can you find military records online?

Recent military service and medical records are not online. However, most veterans and their next of kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and the following military service records any of the ways listed below.

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How do you get WW1 medals?

To qualify, an individual had to have entered a theatre of war (an area of active fighting), not just served overseas. Their service number, rank, name and unit were impressed on the rim. Approximately 5.7 million Victory Medals were issued.

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How much does it cost to replace military medals?

Generally, the military services will issue replacement medals for the veteran at no cost. This includes family members with the signed authorization of the veteran.

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What does the Platinum Jubilee medal look like?

It features an image of the Queen with the Latin inscription “Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fid Def” which stands for “Elizabeth II, By the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith”. The reverse has the years of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee – 1952-2022.

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Are Jubilee medals engraved?

Each medal comes with the Official Platinum Jubilee emblem centre on the front, surrounded by a crown, with space on the reverse for your personalised engraving. Any engraving on the reverse of this medal is Free up to 20 characters, with additional engraving charged at 0.08p per character.

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Is there a coronation medal?

The Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal (French: Médaille du couronnement de la Reine Élizabeth II) is a commemorative medal instituted to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953.

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Are war medals engraved?

Your service number, rank, name & initials and branch of service or regiment will be professionally engraved on the edge of the medal making it an even more personal and precious heirloom. Dates of service are required for eligibility purposes and will not be engraved on the medal.

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Are ww1 medals valuable?

For instance, over 365,000 1914 Star medals have been awarded since 1914. This means there are still plenty of them around. They are still valuable, but might not fetch as much as a rarer medal such as the Victoria Cross Medal, which has only been awarded 1,358 times so it will be more valuable.

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Can you claim ww1 medals?

You can apply for a medal if you served in the armed forces and are eligible. Find out the types of medal the Ministry of Defence ( MOD ) issues. You can only apply for World War 1 medals if the original was returned.

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