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Would be interested to hear from Officers would have experienced delays in the issuing of their LSGC’s following qualification. I have heard accounts recently from Officers, who qualified 2+ years ago and are still waiting to receive their medals, despite repeated emails and phone conversations with HR departments.

Is there problem with production at the mint, or is it that the forces aren’t applying for the medals effectively enough?

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Depending on who currently hold the contract for producing the LS&GC medal (and it may not be the Royal Mint), this could have a bearing on it. The delays may not be at force level, but at the Govt. Depts. honours secretariats. The devolved governments almost certainly deal with them differently. Add to that the different procedure which applies to medals awarded to the non-Home Office forces (Railway, Ports, Tunnels, Nuclear etc). Perhaps the large production of jubilee medals has had an impact.

 

Dave.  

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I'm a serving Metropolitan Police officer.
They fell behind due to COVID. The Royal Mint were very slow in producing. 
I was presented with my medal recently, a year late. 
The MPS now hold ceremonies about every three months and must have nearly caught up. 
The chap who runs it now is very good. I identified one of my colleagues who had still not received his medal, several years later. 
He wasn't particularly concerned but I was. 
This was immediately rectified. 
Officers still get the choice of attending a ceremony in central London or having the medal posted to their Borough Commander. 
As an ex-Guardsman I am fortunate to have both the army and police LSGC medals. 
With regards to the Platinum Jubilee medal.

The Metropolitan Police are not issuing until May. 
Sad to see so many up for sale online already from other forces. 

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Lovely medal, but with so many to be issued and the same numbers or more as earlier jubilee issues, it must be the newness and novelty which is causing the current price. Most earlier jubilees now sell for well less than £100 and I suspect in a year or two these will be the just the same.

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On 12/04/2022 at 07:16, Danny980 said:

I'm a serving Metropolitan Police officer.
They fell behind due to COVID. The Royal Mint were very slow in producing. 
I was presented with my medal recently, a year late. 
The MPS now hold ceremonies about every three months and must have nearly caught up. 
The chap who runs it now is very good. I identified one of my colleagues who had still not received his medal, several years later. 
He wasn't particularly concerned but I was. 
This was immediately rectified. 
Officers still get the choice of attending a ceremony in central London or having the medal posted to their Borough Commander. 
As an ex-Guardsman I am fortunate to have both the army and police LSGC medals. 
With regards to the Platinum Jubilee medal.

The Metropolitan Police are not issuing until May. 
Sad to see so many up for sale online already from other forces. 


 

Would very much like to see a photo of your medals, when you get them mounted!

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It would appear the Royal Mint are now producing medals again, in earnest, to

clear the backlog, as a result of the pandemic.

 

Not aware of any further developments on the Police LSGC bar(s) as of yet.

 

The anticipated Covid Pandemic medal, appears to have fallen by the wayside, by the sounds of things? There being no further sounds about it, being case and point…….

 

 

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Such a shame that no official Covid medal has appeared yet. I did email the MOD medals team, although I appreciate it its not an MOD medal alone, and they just gave a standard response.

The issue the criteria makers may have though surely is who gets it. Is it going to be Police/fire/ambulance/army? But then if you do that the NHS will want it as well as shop workers who were classed as key workers during Covid so not everyone will be pleased. Also, during the pandemic certainly in the Police alot of frontline officers are/were probationers and if the usual 5 year rule applies then that will go down badly and feel very sore indeed.

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On 08/05/2022 at 12:33, bigjarofwasps said:

It would appear the Royal Mint are now producing medals again, in earnest, to

clear the backlog, as a result of the pandemic.

 

Not aware of any further developments on the Police LSGC bar(s) as of yet.

 

The anticipated Covid Pandemic medal, appears to have fallen by the wayside, by the sounds of things? There being no further sounds about it, being case and point…….

 

 

Such a shame that no official Covid medal has appeared yet. I did email the MOD medals team, although I appreciate it its not an MOD medal alone, and they just gave a standard response.

The issue the criteria makers may have though surely is who gets it. Is it going to be Police/fire/ambulance/army? But then if you do that the NHS will want it as well as shop workers who were classed as key workers during Covid so not everyone will be pleased. Also, during the pandemic certainly in the Police alot of frontline officers are/were probationers and if the usual 5 year rule applies then that will go down badly and feel very sore indeed.

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