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Ebola Medal For our Heros

 

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The Ebola miniature medal

The government has set out the details of a new medal that will recognise the bravery and hard work of thousands of people who helped to tackle Ebola in West Africa.

The medal is expected to go to over 3,000 people who travelled from the UK to work in high risk areas to stop the spread of the disease.

This is the first time a medal has been created specifically to recognise those who have tackled a humanitarian crisis and is in recognition of the highly dangerous environment that workers were required to enter.

The medal has been designed by John Bergdahl, who has been an engraver for over 40 years and recently designed a new coin set to celebrate the birth of Prince George. Mr Bergdahl’s design was chosen following a competition run by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee. It shows a flame on a background depicting the Ebola virus – above this are the words “For Service” and below “Ebola Epidemic West Africa”.

The obverse bears a portrait of Her Majesty The Queen designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.

The medal will be awarded to military and civilian personnel who have been tackling Ebola on behalf of the UK in West Africa such as people from our armed forces, doctors and nurses from the NHS, laboratory specialists and members of the civil service and non-governmental organisations.

The first awards of the medal will be made as early as this summer and will be ongoing thereafter. The Prime Minister will also host a summer reception to congratulate in person some of the recipients.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, said:

The Ebola outbreak was one of the most devastating epidemics of our generation but we managed to stop its spread thanks to the hard work of British people who travelled to West Africa.

As a result of their efforts, many lives were saved and the outbreak contained.

This medal is about paying tribute to those people. They put themselves at considerable personal risk and we owe them a debt of gratitude.

Manchester medals now has the ribbons in stock and can also supply the miniatures so if you would like more information then please contact us.

Manchester Medals has gone International

Over the past couple of months we have seen an increase of international customers. While we are contacted by people coming to Manchester to visit and while here want to use our service we have been asked to supply sets to some exotic places and some serving soldiers overseas.

6 months left

well this is your 6 month reminder as Remembrance will soon be up on us so maybe its a good time to take the medals out of the sock drawer and make sure they are in good order as they will be out and on your jacket in no time

Another Happy Customer

Manchester Medals like to hear all feed back from our customers and with messages like this one it makes it all worth while.

 

Dear James,
many thanks for the speed with which you supplied these. They are of good quality and are just what I need. I am travelling to Gallipoli for the Centenary commemoration in a couple of weeks time as part of a small group of descendants. There will be 15 of us from the Gallipoli Association, and we will be part of the official British group. I will wear these with pride, to remember my great uncle, who was killed in the fighting there. Sadly I don’t have his original medals.
This has been my second transaction with you and once again I have been delighted with your exceptional standards of service. I hope your success on ebay continues.
Best wishes,
Eric