Introduction Did you know that if you wish to find information about an individual (such as medals awarded) – unless the individual died in Service – you are required to provide a copy of a death certificate as proof of death in recognition of the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) duty of care to their next… Read More
4 Ways to Show your Military Pride
Introduction There is a strong chance you will have been awarded military medals during your service in the military. Some of these medals will have been achieved through hard work, while others were ‘simply added’ to your record because you took part in a specific operation or event. It is critical to understand how to… Read More
What is the Cost of the ACSM 11 Medal?
The Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011 (ACSM 11) costs: £83 to produce, process and issue the with clasp, ribbon and rosette; and; £72.80 to produce, process and issue with ribbon only. Reference FOI 2018/13817 dated 27 November 2018.
The Horrors of War & Democratisation…
“The greatest intensification of the horrors of war is a direct result of the democratisation of the state. So long as the army was a professional unit, the specialist function of a limited number of men, war remained a relatively harmless contest for power. But once it became everyman’s duty to defend his home (or… Read More
Chronicling Philip Harker Newman (1911-1994): Dunkirk Hero, War Psychologist & Orthopaedic Surgeon to Sir Winston Churchill
Research Paper Title Philip Harker Newman (1911-1994): Dunkirk hero, war psychologist and orthopaedic surgeon to Sir Winston Churchill. Abstract Philip Harker Newman an orthopaedic surgeon and a major in the Royal Army Medical Corps was left behind to man a casualty clearing station during the evacuation of Dunkrik in 1940. Newman was made a Prisoner… Read More
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… Read More
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