Frequently Asked Questions

How many medals before I wear a second row?

Only one row of medals is worn in the UK. 5 or six medals may be worn side by side, it is dependant on the wearers chest size and also type of uniform. A jacket with lapels does not easily accomodate a six space brooch where as a uniform buttoning straight up such as Household Division, Frock Coats can take six.  

After this medals are overlapped with teh bar remaining the same length. This process continues until less than a third or ribbon of overlapped medals is visible, at which point the bar is extended. 

How much ribbon is supplied with your medals?

If medals are not ordered mounted then we supply them with six inches of ribbon unless otherwise stated on the product page.

Can I wear the NATO ISAF as I am no longer serving?

All awards to UK citizens require the permission of the Sovereign to accept and wear, regardless of whether you are serving or not. The NATO ISAF was not put forward for approval to wear as recipients of this also receive the OSM Afghanistan. So the answer on this is NO.

Can I wear the NATO ISAF in miniature?

Miniature medals should reflect the full size awards worn so as this medal cannot be worn in full size it also means it cannot be worn in miniature.

What is the Qualifying criteria for the Jubilee Medals of the Queen?

Silver Jubilee (1977)

Only 30,000 of these medals were awarded to service personnel and members of the public. Units received on average around 3 medals and each was accompanied with a certificate to the individual recipient. A roll of all recipients of this medal exists and is in teh National Archives.

Golden Jubilee (2002)

Approximately 366,000 medals were awarded to members of the Services, Police, Fire, Ambulance and Prison Services. Other emergency services also received it such as mountain rescue.  All had the same requirement;

On 6th February 2002 an individual must still be serving in an active post and have completed 5 years service or more.

Diamond Jubilee (2012)

438,832 medals were awarded to members of the Services, Police, Fire, Ambulance and Prison Services. Other emergency services also received it such as mountain rescue.  All had the same requirement;

On 6th February 2012 an individual must still be serving in an active post and have completed 5 years service or more.