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The Nursing Medal of the British People

The Nursing Medal of the British People 0

The stunning design of The Nursing Medal of the British People (The MBP) has been die-struck in the United Kingdom by master craftsmen who create medals and jewellery for Royal Households and home and abroad. The design has been inspired by some of the highest honours and decorations of our Great British honours system and is nickel plated to the very highest standards in the world renowned Jewellery quarter in the Heart of England.

The pale blue ribbon, representing the NHS and Social Care Services, is woven using traditional methods in the UK using the same techniques and in fact the same looms used to manufacture ribbons today's military awards. The intricately designed emblem, representing medicine and healing, we be attached to the ribbon of the emblem. You can add naming to the back of the Nursing Medal and we can also add an optional engraved bar to ribbon.

Click here to view the new British Nursing Medal

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New Stacked Ribbon Bars

New Stacked Ribbon Bars 0

Ribbon Brooch Bars available for all medals for wearing when the full-size or miniature medals is not required or appropriate. Chosen ribbons are mounted on to custom made brooches to display any number of ribbons. Current regulations vary slightly from service to service but generally they all state that ribbons would be mounted no more than four ribbons wide, there is no restriction on the number of rows of 4 you can have (although more than 8 ribbons in one group is reasonably rare). The order of wear for ribbon bars is as medal order of wear starting top left and working from left to right (as you look at the ribbons). You can browse and select from the individual ribbon bars listed below, alternatively, choose the number of ribbons you want mounted together from the following options and clearly state the required ribbons. We custom make your ribbon bar and if more than 4 ribbons is required, a custom made device is attached to the reverse to allow your ribbons to appear 'stacked'. For the current regulations for the three services, please click: British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy.
The new Falklands Veteran Lapel Pin

The new Falklands Veteran Lapel Pin 3

Introducing The Falklands Veteran Anniversary Lapel Pin specially commissioned by Empire Medals to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Falklands War.

The highly polished chrome finish frames the enamelled representation of the South Atlantic Medal ribbon in the centre of this 25mm diameter lapel badge. The reverse of the pin features a secure butterfly clasp.

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Help Find Veteran's Stolen War Medals

Help Find Veteran's Stolen War Medals 0

Kent Police are renewing their appeal for information, following the theft of a World War Two veteran's war medals.

Having spent three-and-a-half years as a Japanese prisoner of war, Mr Blain's medals include the Allied Prisoner of War medal, the Pacific Star, the 1939-45 Star, Defence and War medals, the Restoration of Peace medal, and the Veteran Star, which had 893176 GA Blain engraved on the back.

The medals were taken between 4pm on Tuesday 27th December 2016 and 8:30am the next day.

They were stolen from the house of 94-year-old Geoffrey Blain in Regent Street, Rolvenden, Kent.

As well as Mr Blain's seven Second World War medals, three First World War medals belonging to his father were also taken.

These were a Mons Star trio comprising of a 1914 Star, a Victory Medal, and a War Medal, all of which had his father’s details engraved on the back, including the regimental number 28455.

A quantity of cash, gold sovereigns, two gold watches, a gold pendant on a chain, and jewellery were also reported stolen. 

Because of the regimental numbers and names on the back of the medals, Detective Constable Heard has asked for anyone who might have seen them for sale, either in a shop, stall, or online, to contact the police urgently so they can be returned. 

If you have information that may help the investigation, please call 01843 222289 quoting ZY/47165/16.

Alternatively, you can contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 

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The MoD Approves MFO Sinai Medal for wear

The MoD Approves MFO Sinai Medal for wear 0

The Miniatry of Defence have approved the wearing of the MFO Sinai medal by UK Service personnel to be worn immediately after the Ebola medal.

Empire Medals can supply the full size and miniature medals. 

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Long Service Awards - The Changes to The Rules

Long Service Awards - The Changes to The Rules 0

Long Service for Regular officers to be rewarded

The rules and regulations regarding the awarding of the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal have changed to include Regular officers for the first time.

Following a review in 2014 it was noted the only group of individuals not being recognised for their length of service were Regular officers. As a consequence, Ministers have agreed that the eligibility criteria should be extended to include them.

ARMY

To qualify for the award, officers must be serving in the Regular Army on or after 29 July 2014 and other ranks must be serving on or after 1 October 2016 and both must have completed 15 years Regular service, free and clear of any disciplinary entry on their records.

Clasps are available after each further period of 10 years Regular Army service. This is a change from current policy which requires 15 years service for each additional clasp.

Medals will be automatically issued by the MOD Medal Office to officers and other ranks who have completed 15 years service without entries on their disciplinary record.

Soldiers, who under the previous regulations have had the award or clasps denied or delayed, may apply for the award or clasps, once they have completed the requisite qualifying time from their last entry (15 years for the medal, 10 years for the clasp). 

Private soldiers who have entries for minor offences can appeal against an automatic delay imposed on their eligibility, however this concession will not apply to NCOs and officers, for whom a higher standard of conduct is expected, in accordance with CGS’ Leadership Code.

ROYAL NAVY

The Long Service and Good Conduct (LSGC) Medal for the Royal Navy is awarded to personnel in recognition of long service. The regulations were updated on 1 October 2016.

To qualify, you must have:

  • 15 years’ reckonable service in the Navy
  • a clear record with no misconduct for at least the last 15 years
  • been serving on or after 29 July 2014, if you’re an officer
  • been serving on or after 1 October 2016, if you’re an ‘other rank’
  • have all 3 conduct badges with character judged no lower than ‘very good’

If you have a disciplinary entry on your record, you will need to wait 15 years from the date of your last offence before you will be eligible again. 

For every additional 10 years’ service with a clear record you’ll be issued a clasp. For example, if you qualify and have served 26 years you will receive the medal and clasp.

ROYAL AIR FORCE

The Long Service and Good Conduct (LSGC) Medal for the Royal Air Force is awarded to personnel in recognition of long service. The regulations were updated on 1 October 2016.

To qualify, you must have:

  • 15 years’ reckonable service in the RAF
  • a clear record with no misconduct for at least the last 15 years
  • been serving on or after 29 July 2014, if you’re an officer
  • been serving on or after 1 October 2016, if you’re an ‘other rank’

If you have a disciplinary entry on your record, you will need to wait 15 years from the date of your last offence before you will be eligible again.

For every additional 10 years’ service with a clear record you’ll be issued a clasp. For example, if you qualify and have served 26 years you will receive the medal and clasp.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/medals-campaigns-descriptions-and-eligibility#current-meritorious-and-long-service-medals

Replica long service awards can be found HERE.

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