In 1988 at the age of 17 I followed in my Fathers, Brothers, Uncles and Grandads foot steps and Joined the Guards Brigade. With an initial intake of 72 only 12 of us made it through the 6 months Intensive training and passed out. I was then posted to the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards ( The Queens Company) - Where I served in the Former West Germany (Munster) when the East Germany wall come down in 1989 and then front line combat service with the 4th & 7th Armoured Brigade (Desert Rats) in the first Gulf War of 1990 1991 to Liberate Kuwait as mechanised infantry (Warrior IFV).
After the war I took part in trooping the colour and other ceromonial duties Including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, St James Palace and the Tower of London. Before leaving I was one of the Battalions Military Tailors and worked extensively with military medals and military uniforms in preparation to work with my fathers business Hill Military Tailors and setting up my own business Hill Military Medals.
Having earnt my medals and knowing the true meaning of what they stand for put me in good stead for when I set up my own medal company in 2002. Initially we traded on ebay and other internet auctions sites as well as directly with the British Armed Forces - Primarily the Army.
We dont employ sales staff or spend thousands on advertising and all our sales are conducted directly through our website which reduces our costs and overheads and are passed on to our customers through our low prices and high quality items. The small team we have are hardworking, loyal and specialise in the stock we sell.
We are able to offer a Comprehensive Massive full range of British Military Medals and Military Collectables including one of the largest collections of British Miniature medals including Miniature Commemorative medals, Miniature Contemporary Medals we also have Full Size Replacement medals including NATO and United Nations UN Medals. Full Size Original medals, Full Size museum standard copy medals, Officers Beret Badges. Number 1 Dress Badges and Number 2 Dress Badges as well as TRF - Tactical Recognition Flash Badges and DZ Badges, Mess Dress Badges, MTP Badges, Blood Group Patch Badges, Medal Boxes, British Military Medal Ribbons for Full Size and Miniature Medals, Medal brooch bars, Sew on and Pin on Ribbon Bars, Court mounted medals and Medal Display frames and Cases, Regimental Silk ties, Military Berets and Regimental Silk and Polyester Ties and Tie Slides Bars to our customers at very competitive prices due to our bulk buying.
Check out our new products additions Including Regimental Embroidered Blazer Badges finished to the highest standard and made in England, British Cap Badges current and obselete regiments as well as increasing all our other products ranges.
All Miniature Medals, Full Size Replacement medals and Brooches and Badges are made in the UK and to strict Ministry Of Defence standards by MOD Approved suppliers most of whom hold The prestigious Royal Warrant and made to dress regulation sizes and guides. Being a collector as well as a supplier we understand the need for quality medals and items at an affordable price. We court mount medals ourselves in house to Strict military dress regulation sizes with Buckrum and Vilene backings. (No glue and cornflake packets here).
We are now recommended by the Medal office and by Veterans Affairs Canada and can help to replace medals and offer engraving and court mounting service to those entitled to them or family members.
Please note - Any Full Size replacement Gallantry medal required for engraving needs to be confirmed by the date entered into the London Gazette first.
We now have over 2800 different product lines in stock and we are always adding items weekly (almost daily) so if you do not see what you require please e-mail us at www.hillmilitarymedals.co.uk and we will assist you. All products shown are in stock and whilst we have large quantities of most stock we do sometimes sell out of some items and will advise you on despatch.
We welcome new trade customers and dealers for discounted multiple items.
Enjoy the site and thanks for visiting us.