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Conspicuous Gallantry Cross Medal
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The Conspicuous Gallantry Cross was instituted in 1993 as part of the restructuring of the honours system and was designed to remove distinction between ranks. This award replaced the DSO for specific acts of gallantry. It was first awarded in 1995.

Instituted in 1993 as part of the restructuring of the honours system designed to remove distinction between ranks. The Royal Warrant, dated 7th February 1995 does not appear to have been published in the London Gazette. This cross replaced all previous level two awards for gallantry in action, namely CGM, CGM (Flying), DCM and the DSO (when this was awarded for gallantry).

Mounting & Display Options

We have a number of options to mount and/or display your medals. To have your medal/s framed for display, please see our framing options. To 'do-it-yourself' please see our Accessories page. We offer a professional Medal Mounting Service, which can be added to your order by selecting the relevant options above. 

Swing Style Mounting

Medals are professionally mounted on a brooch bar using a variety of embroidery techniques and swing freely from the bar. This is the most common for of medal mounting, which produces a handsome finish to your medal or group of medals ready to be worn. The brooch bar has a secure pin on the reverse to be attached to your garment. A Medal Holder is available on which to attach the pin if you wish to protect your garment.

Medal Mounting Swing Style

Medal Mounting Court Style

Medals are professionally mounted on a brooch bar using a variety of embroidery techniques. Court Mounted medals have a stiff backing board with the corresponding ribbon running all the way dawn the back of the medal. This is a more formal style of medal mounting which produces a stunning finish to your medal or group of medals ready to be worn. The brooch bar has a secure pin on the reverse to be attached to your garment. A Medal Holder is available on which to attach the pin if you wish to protect your garment.

Medal Mounting Court Style

Send Your Medals To Us

If sending medals to us to be mounted, please use some form of registered service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery. You can select from a couple of options. We can send you the protective packaging and special delivery envelope that will be ready addressed for you. All you have to do is go to the Post Office and pay the required fee for the postage. We do not charge you for sending this packaging to you. You can also ask us to arrange a courier collection for your chosen address (UK only). This will cost £20 and we will contact you to arrange a relevant date and time. Please note that the courier will not be able to specify a time - the best we can arrange is morning or afternoon. 

This award was issued named ('named' being the term used for engraving). If the option is chosen, details will be diamond engraved on the reverse to MoD standard.

Medal Edge Engraving

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