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How to fit a ribbon to a medal with a ring suspension? 0

This short video shows you how to for a ribbon on to a medal with a ring suspension. The most common of which are jubilee medals, world war 2 stars and the world war one victory medal.

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Operation Shader Medal

Operation Shader Medal 0

Back in late 2017, The Defence Secretary announced that a new campaign medal will be awarded to recognise the current operations in Iraq and Syria.

The Iraq and Syria Operational Service Medal, also referred to as the Op SHADER Medal, was announced by Sir Michael Fallon during a visit to deployed British forces at Erbil and Taji in Iraq.

Empire Medals are delighted to announce that the Miniature of the medal is now available to pre-order and we will begin sending these out on July 18th.

 You can pre-order the medal here.

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Battle of Jutland 0

Shared from of Fold 3 and ancestry.com 

British and German Navies Clash at the Battle of Jutland: May 31, 1916

On May 31, 1916, the British and German navies clashed in the North Sea, off the coast of Denmark, in the biggest naval battle of World War I. This battle, known as the Battle of Jutland, lasted about 12 hours and engaged more than 100,000 men on 250 ships. When it was over, more than 8,000 sailors on both sides had been killed.

Before the Battle of Jutland, the British had established naval dominance in the North Sea and blockaded Germany. Given that the British had the strongest navy in the world, German Vice-Admiral Reinhard Scheer decided to fight the British fleet one piece at a time, until he had shrunk it enough that he could defeat the rest of it in a full-scale battle.

Accordingly, the Germans devised a plan wherein.......continue reading

Battle of Jutland 0

Shared from of Fold 3 and ancestry.com 

British and German Navies Clash at the Battle of Jutland: May 31, 1916

On May 31, 1916, the British and German navies clashed in the North Sea, off the coast of Denmark, in the biggest naval battle of World War I. This battle, known as the Battle of Jutland, lasted about 12 hours and engaged more than 100,000 men on 250 ships. When it was over, more than 8,000 sailors on both sides had been killed.

Before the Battle of Jutland, the British had established naval dominance in the North Sea and blockaded Germany. Given that the British had the strongest navy in the world, German Vice-Admiral Reinhard Scheer decided to fight the British fleet one piece at a time, until he had shrunk it enough that he could defeat the rest of it in a full-scale battle.

Accordingly, the Germans devised a plan wherein.......continue reading

World War Two Medal Engraving 0

WW2 Medal Naming

As you may be aware, medals issued during World War Two were not issued named (engraved). In certain circumstances, those issued with the medals had them named privately. In addition, some commonwealth countries issued these medals named.

Following consultation and as a result of many requests, we are pleased to announce that we will now begin offering the service of naming World War Two full size Stars & Medals with immediate effect.

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GSM 2008 Update 0

The MOD Medal Office has released a statement explaining the delay in the despatch of the General Service Medal 2008 (GSM 08) and the Veteran’s Lapel Badge "beyond what was envisaged and desired".

The Medal Office has confirmed that applications that are received for the GSM 08 and Veteran’s Lapel Badge are being assessed and they hope to begin the despatch of the badges and medals by spring 2018. 

Licensed replicas of both the full size and miniature GSM 2008 are available for purchase and immediate delivery for Empire Medals now.

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