Nominations sought for the 2017 Merchant Navy Medal awards

January 31, 2017 – Do you deserve a medal, or know someone who does? Nominations are being invited for this year’s Merchant Navy Medal awards, to recognize exceptional service and devotion to duty.

Now a prestigious state award, with a place in the order of wear, the Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service is open to people in the UK, Channel Islands, or Isle of Man who are serving within the Merchant Navy or fishing fleets ashore and afloat, and aims to honor ‘those who have set an outstanding example to others’.

The state award supersedes the previous Merchant Navy Medal, which had been presented by the Merchant Navy Medal Committee since 2005, and the first 14 were presented by The Princess Royal during a ceremony at Trinity House in November 2016.

Details of the nomination process and a form can be found on the Department for Transport website and nominations for the 2017 awards should be submitted before 28 April. Awards will be announced on Merchant Navy Day — 3 September 2017.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017