Medals are one way we can learn about the values of a community.


What is a medal?

In the military, medals can be awarded for bravery, or for being part a campaign, or for long service. Explore the resources on this page to learn about medals in the Navy. Take a look at the featured stories, showing collections of medals and other artefacts from people (and a pigeon!) who have been awarded medals.

What did they do to be awarded their medal(s)?
Who else was involved?
What do medals say about a person? What don’t they say?

This page supports the learning resource, Museum in a Box – Medals. Contact us if you are interested in finding out more about Museum in a Box.

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