Welcome to Manchester medals Ltd. We set up after mounting medals as a hobby and now offer this service for serving, ex-serving and families who wish to use our mounting service.
We specialise in mounting military and service medals full size and miniature. Whether you just have a set of medals that need tidying up or you need a medal adding to your set we can help.
We also supply full size replacement and miniature medals at competitive prices.
We pride ourselves in the attention to detail and a fast turnaround as well as being 100% customer focused.
Court mounting of medals is when the medals are fixed to a backing made of buckram. The buckram is, itself, covered in the relevant medal ribbons and gives the medals a very attractive look whilst keeping them firmly fixed down which prevents damage from the medals banging against each other.
Court mounting came about during the reign of Queen Victoria because she did not like the noise made by her courtier’s medal ‘chinking’ together. It is now the most common form of medal mounting found in the UK Armed Forces
Ordinary/ Original or swing mounting
This style of mounting medals is where the medal is suspended from the ribbon and held by a brooch. This style will let the medals swing into each other and make the ‘ching’ noise that can be heard on most remembrance parades.