The Elizabeth Cross
The Elizabeth Cross and Memorial Scroll are granted to the next of kin of regular, reserve or Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel who have died on operations, or as a result of an act of terrorism since 1 January 1948:
Whilst serving on an operation in which personnel received a Campaign Medal, GSM or OSM;
Whilst serving on an operation in which personnel received a UN, NATO (or other international body) or another nations’ campaign medal in the absence of a UK medal;
As a result of an act of terrorism where the available evidence suggests they were targeted because of their membership of the UK armed forces;
On a non-medal earning operational task where death has been caused by the inherent high risk of the task;
A subsequent and premature death as a result of an injury or illness attributed to the circumstances outlined above.
The Elizabeth Cross is not a posthumous medal for the fallen but an emblem demonstrating tangible national recognition for Service families for their loss and sacrifice.
All eligible Next of Kin of those who died between 1 January 1948 to date are strongly advised to apply, although the MOD Medal Office will endeavour to establish contact with the more recent eligible families, where up to date contact details are held.
Further details and application forms can be found on the government website.