Guidance

MOD logos or unit badges for use on memorials and headstones: permission

Details of permission to use Ministry of Defence insignia on memorials and headstones for former UK military service personnel.

Documents

Use of MOD insignia on private memorials

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Use of MOD insignia on memorial projects

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Annex A: request for permission to use a MOD insignia on a private memorial

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Details

The Secretary of State for Defence is content to permit the families of former service personnel to use appropriate specified MOD insignia i.e. logos or unit badges granted by the Monarch, on private, family instigated memorials and / or their headstone, post mortem.

The Secretary of State for Defence is also content to permit the use of specified MOD logos or unit badges granted by the Monarch, on public memorials at the request of veterans associations, such as the Royal British Legion, or local authorities, such as a county council, or other third parties.

Defence Intellectual Property Rights and the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) administer these processes on behalf of the Secretary of State for Defence. The process for making a request is set out in these documents.

Published 28 August 2013
Last updated 5 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated Annex A: request for permission to use a MOD insignia on a private memorial form.

  2. Updated Annex A: request for permission to use a MOD insignia on a private memorial.

  3. Updated contact details on Annex A: request for permission to use a MOD insignia on a private memorial.

  4. Updated contact detail within 'Use of MOD insignia on private memorials'.

  5. Updated the use of MOD Insignia on public memorials or headstones - February 2018.

  6. Updated use of MOD insignia on private memorials or headstones and Annex.

  7. Added updated guidance.

  8. Added updated document and page details.

  9. Added updated document.

  10. Updated document June 2014

  11. First published.