You can apply for a merchant navy medal if you were a member of the merchant navy and you:
This include anyone who has served in WW2 and various post war conflicts. You can apply on behalf of someone in your family if they’ve died or if you have lasting power of attorney.
Send the completed form to
Registry of Shipping and Seamen
The guide to the Registry of Shipping and Seamen can help you with your family history research. The Registry of Shipping and Seamen holds very limited records including:
- Medal roll for World War 2 and original papers (not complete) of medal applications for the World War 2 period
- records of the Falklands campaign
- a small selection of allied ship pouches from World War 2
If you need information from these records you can contact the Registry of Shipping at seafarers_registry @mcga.gov.uk.