Queen's Gallantry Medal 1978


Queen's Gallantry Medal 1978


This warrant is administered in the Prime Minister's Office.

  • Preamble


    ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come:


    Whereas by the Thirteenth and last clause of Our Warrant for the Queen's Gallantry Medal bearing date the Twentieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-four,1 power was reserved to Us of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting, or dispensing with the same, or any part thereof, by a notification under Our Sign Manual.

    And whereas We deem it expedient to make some alteration in the Fifth Clause of Our aforesaid Warrant to permit posthumous awards of the Medal.

    Now, Therefore, We do hereby declare that the Fifth Clause of Our Warrant shall be abrogated, cancelled and annulled and in substitution thereof We, by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, are graciously pleased to make, ordain and establish the following rules and ordinances which shall from henceforth be inviolably observed and kept:—

    Fifthly: It is ordained that this Medal shall be awarded only for exemplary acts of bravery and that the Medal may be awarded posthumously.

    And it is Our Will and Pleasure that this Clause shall be taken and received as part and parcel of the Warrant for the said Medal.


Given at Our Court of Saint James's, the Thirtieth day of November, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy-seven in the Twenty-sixth Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,

James Callaghan.

Issued under the authority of the Royal Prerogative.

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 March 1978.

  • 1 SR 1974/248