Apply for a veterans badge or a medal
3. Replace a badge or medal
You can usually get a replacement veterans badge for free.
You may be able to get a replacement medal - it depends how it was lost. You’ll have to pay a replacement fee.
Replace a veterans badge
Follow the instructions for applying for a veterans badge - you can use the same form.
You’ll usually get your replacement veterans badge within 6 to 8 weeks of applying.
You don’t have to pay a fee if it’s the first veterans badge you’re replacing.
Replace a medal
You can only get a replacement medal from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) if it was stolen or destroyed, for example in a fire or flood. The medal must have been awarded for service after World War 1.
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 also buy replacement medals from a licensed medal dealer.
How to apply
Download and fill in the medal application form to ask for a replacement medal. Send the form to the MOD Medal Office, along with:
- a letter explaining how the medal was stolen or destroyed
- a copy of the police report or insurance claim
The address is on the form.
Contact your unit’s human resources (HR) department if you’re currently serving in the armed forces.
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 depends on the type of medal.
You’ll get the replacement within 4 weeks from the Medal Office getting your payment.