You may be able to get a replacement medal - it depends how it was lost. You’ll have to pay a replacement fee.
You can’t get a replacement for a medal awarded before or during World War 1.
You can usually get a replacement veterans badge for free.
Replace a medal
You can only get a replacement medal if it was:
- destroyed, eg in a fire or flood
You’ll need to show proof by providing a copy of either a:
- police crime report
- successful insurance claim listing the individual items
You can buy replacement medals from a licensed medal dealer.
How to apply
Email or write to the MOD Medal Office to ask for a replacement medal.
Explain how the medal was stolen or destroyed.
Include a copy of the police report or insurance claim.
MOD Medal Office email@example.com
MOD Medal Office
After you’ve applied
You’ll get a letter from the Medal Office - usually within 10 working days of when your application’s received. If your application’s successful you’ll be told what the fee is and how to pay - the fee varies depending on the type of medal.
It can take up to 4 weeks from when your payment is received to get your replacement medal.
Replace a veterans badge
You can apply for a replacement veterans badge.
You don’t have to pay a fee if it’s the first time you’ve lost it, but you’ll have to pay a fee for any further replacements.
How to apply
Follow the instructions for applying for a veterans badge - you can use the same form and follow the same instructions.
You’ll usually get your replacement veterans badge within 6 to 8 weeks of applying.