Coronation medal for 999 and security staffers

May 9, 2023


A special medal has been commissioned to thank 999 and security forces staff for their efforts to support King Charles’ Coronation.

More than 400,000 people are to be given the nickel silver gong to reward people who will made the service on May 6 happen, said the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Everyone actively contributing to and supporting the event will be awarded it, including police officers, choristers, military personnel and ambulance workers.

The medals features a portrait of Charles and the Queen Consort, Queen Camilla, on one side and the royal cypher, a laurel wreath and the date of the coronation on the other.

The ribbon is made up of red, blue and white vertical stripes.

Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said: “The coronation medal will act as a reminder of the important part each person has played in this moment of history.

“From our Armed Forces who protect our country to the emergency services who care for us at home, alongside those volunteers who are giving up their time to make this event so special, I am delighted that we can mark their contribution to this special day, and for each and every day that they go above and beyond serving their country.”

Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden said: “The coronation would not be possible without the dedication and selfless service shown by our Armed Forces and other public servants.

“This medal is a fitting recognition of their efforts and a thank you from the nation. It will be worn with pride for years to come.”

The medal will also be given to serving members of the police, fire, emergency services, prison services and armed forces who have completed five full years of service.

Living individual recipients of the George Cross or of the Victoria Cross will also receive one.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman said: “This medal is a symbol of the critical role our emergency services will play in this potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to honour our new King.

“However, it rightly also goes further and recognises not just those who are helping at the coronation, but the heroes across our emergency services, such as the police, fire and rescue services, that go to work every day to protect and support us all.”


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