Form

Merchant Navy medals application form (MSF 4408)

Complete MSF 4408, to apply for a Merchant Navy medal.

Documents

Merchant Navy medal application form

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Information leaflet - historical records

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Qualification details for campaign medals for merchant seamen

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Details

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

RSS Cardiff
Registry of Shipping and Seamen
Anchor Court
Ocean Way
Cardiff
CF24 5JW

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>

Published 23 February 2017