The Regimental Medal

Description and information:

The medal is in pure Silver, on the front is a Prussian eagle surmounted by the Royal Crest, the whole is surrounded by the battle honours of the regiment.

The reverse is left plain to receive the recipients name the reason it was awarded and the date of presentation.

The ribbon is made of silk and in the regimental colours of three vertical stripes all of equal width, the centre colour being primrose yellow snd the outer ones of regimental dark blue. All recipients also receive a miniature copy.

In 1909, Lt Col ED Browne-Synge-Hutchinson VC, Commanding 14th (King’s) Hussars, re-instituted The 14th King’s Hussars Regimental Medal, the old 14th Light Dragoons Regimental Medal having fallen into abeyance. In 1946, Lt Col HAR Tilney OBE instituted a separate award, a bar to the medal.

It is laid down that a committee should decide who can be awarded the medal, the committee consists of the following: (1) The Commanding Officer (2) The senior Major (3) The Squadron Leaders (4) The Adjutant .

The medal is awarded to any officer, warrant officer, non-commissioned officer or soldier in the Regiment who has contributed to the military efficiency or military honour of the Regiment. It is laid down that length of service or attainment of a certain rank not, in itself, be counted as a sufficient qualification. A bar to the medal is awarded to those who would again have earned a medal in a different sphere of Regimental life. Since 1960, attached personnel have also been eligible for the award. A committee consisting of the Commanding Officer, the Second-in-Command, the Squadron Leaders and the Adjutant decide upon the award of the Medal.

The 14th/20th King’s Hussars Regimental Medal has been carried forward unchanged to The King’s Royal Hussars, who remain one of only two regiments in the British Army to award a Regimental Medal.

View a complete list of the holders of the Regimental Medal since its inception

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