How Many Elizabeth Crosses Have Been Issued?

Since the inception of the Elizabeth Cross on 01 July 2009, 2,750 awards have been issued to the Next of Kin between 07 August 2009 and 08 August 2018.

Broken down by Service:

  • Naval Service: 288.
    • Royal Navy: 134.
    • Royal Marines: 154.
  • British Army: 2,315.
  • Royal Air Force: 147.

This includes the Next of Kin of Reservists, Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) and Merchant Navy personnel.

The complete cost to the Ministry of Defence per Next of Kin is £74.09. This sum includes the award itself, the printing and production of the Memorial Scroll, staffing hours, administrative costs, posting and packaging.


FOI 2018/09975 dated 21 August 2018.


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