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Apply for a medal

​​​​​​​​Medals are only issued by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Medal Office and can be claimed retrospectively and by next of kin.

Claim a medal 

Serving armed forces personnel should always apply for medals through their RN, RM, Army or RAF units and consult their admin staff with any medals queries.

If you're ex-armed forces and didn't claim your medals at the time contact the Medal Office

The next of kin of ex-armed forces are also entitled to claim any medals that had not been awarded.

D-Day veterans - award of the Legion d'Honneur. The government of France has advised the Ministry of Defence that it wishes to award the Legion d’Honneur to all surviving veterans. Find out how to apply for the Legion d'Honneur

View military awards to find out who can apply and how

Organisations that can help with claiming a medal

The Lancashire Veterans Association
01706 369710
c/o the Heywood Pub
1 Tower Street
Heywood OL10 3AA

The Royal British Legion​​
0161 638 9247
The Royal British Legion
Lowry House
17 Marble Street
Manchester M2 3AW


01706 924279

Phone: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm.

Out of hours emergencies​

Number One Riverside
Floor 2
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU