'British Military Medals' must be one of the most interesting
and rewarding hobbies or past times linked to military history.
Unlike the collector of military uniforms or weapons or equipment,
those who amass a collection of medals will find a direct and
personal link to the history of those who actually took part in
the battles and campaigns from the Napoleonic Wars to the operations
of the present day. Research of a recipient of a group or even
a single medal can reveal much about the individual from their
life before enlistment in the armed forces up to their point of
discharge or death.
pages however concentrate on the individual campaign medals struck
to commemorate the many campaigns and wars fought by Great Britain
and her colonies from the Napoleonic wars to the present day.
Gallantry, long service, coronation and jubilee medals are also
covered and the Information given on each medal has been built
up over a number of years from various sources being more comprehensive
than many books currently in print. All images (unless otherwise
stated) are from my own personal collection built up over the
last 10 years.