Find out about applying for medals and awards for members of the Armed Forces.
Legion d'Honneur award for D-Day veterans
The government of France has advised the Ministry of Defence that it wishes to award the Legion d’Honneur to all surviving D-Day veterans.
This includes Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel who operated in support of the landings who have not already received this ward.
Apply for a medal
the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Medal Office and can be claimed retrospectively and by next of kin. Medals are only issued by
There are a number of different medals awarded the MOD to those who are currently serving in the armed forces and veterans
Get help applying for a medal
The following organisations can help you apply for a medal or honour:
HM Armed Forces Veteran's Badge
To promote recognition of ex-service personnel by the wider British public, the unique and unifying symbol of the HM Armed Forces Veteran's Badge is available to all those who have served in HM Armed Forces. This includes Volunteer and Regular Reserves personnel who have served in the Armed Forces.
Its symbolism is intended to unite all ex-service personnel in recognising the commonality of their service, to encourage a sense of unity and community between surviving veterans and to ignite public recognition of our veterans and their continuing contribution to society.
UK Merchant Seafarers Veteran's Badge
The Merchant Seafarers' bravery and sacrifice in assisting HM Armed Forces in military operations has been formally commemorated with the launch of a 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.