Queen's Fire Service Medal 1974

Queen's Fire Service Medal 1974

(SR 1974/247)

Elizabeth R

Royal Warrant

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, To all to whom these Presents shall come,


Whereas His late Majesty King Edward the Seventh in consideration of the good services rendered by officers of the Constabulary Forces and by persons serving in fire brigades within His Dominions and in Territories under His Protection or Jurisdiction and the heroic acts of courage and instances of conspicuous devotion to duty of such persons, and being desirous of distinguishing such meritorious conduct by some mark of His Royal Favour did by Warrant under His Royal Sign Manual dated 7 July 1909, institute a new Medal to be awarded for such services as aforesaid:

And Whereas by a Warrant under Our Sign Manual dated 19 May 1954 (SR 1955/21), We were pleased to institute a separate medal for members of fire services designated The Queen's Fire Service Medal and to make, ordain and establish Statutes for the governance thereof:

And Whereas We deem it expedient to make various alterations in the said Warrant.

Now Therefore do by these Presents ordain that the said Warrant shall be amended as follows:

  • (1) in the third, sixth, seventh and eighth Statutes for the words Our Secretary of State for the Home Department, wherever they appear, there shall be substituted the words either Our Secretary of State for the Home Department or Our Secretary of State for Scotland, and

  • (2) at the end of the fifth Statute there shall be added the words ; and a recipient of the Medal (or of either of its predecessors, namely The King's Police Medal and The King's Police and Fire Services Medal) shall be entitled, on all occasions when the use of such letters is customary, to have placed after his or her names the letters QFSM (or, KPM or KPFSM, as appropriate)..

Given at Our Court at Saint James's the Eighth day of October 1971; In the Twentieth Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command.

R Maudling.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 17 October 1974.