Claiming for Campaign Medals

Welcome to the Solihull Branch of The Royal British Legion.

There are still many who have not received the medals to which they are entitled. By far the largest group are those who were in the Armed Forces during the Second World War. Nearly 60 years later, the MOD Medal Office is still receiving in the order of 250 applications for WW2 medals per week from either veterans, or their next of kin. They are still issued in the first instance free of charge. Medals can be issued to the legal next of kin of deceased ex-Servicemen/women; however proof of kinship will be required.

To claim medals that have not been issued, or to request the replacement of medals lost either by theft or destroyed by fire (see special instructions), please write to the Medal Office at the address below. The following information (or as much as possible) will be required:

Service Number, Regiment/Corps (Army/RM), Branch/Trade (RAF and RN), Full Name, Date of Birth, Rank and date of discharge, plus, of course, your current name and address.

Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA)
(Joint Personnel Administration Centre)
MOD Medal Office
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks
GL3 1 HW


Fax: 0141 224 3586
Free Phone: 0800 085 3600

All information about medals issued to First World War veteransis held at the National Archive at Kew.

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