4. Replace a medal or badge

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:

  • stolen
  • destroyed, for example 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 dbs-medals@mod.uk

MOD Medal Office
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks

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.