Membership of the League is divided into five categories:
1. Life Member
Open to all of those who have been awarded a Level 2 or Level 3 Gallantry Award issued by the United Kingdom or Commonwealth.
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) 1854 - 1993
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM) 1855 - 1993
George Medal (GM) 1940
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (Flying) (CGM) 1943 - 1993
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC) 1995
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) (when awarded for Gallantry)
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) 1914
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) 1914 - 1993
Military Cross (MC) 1914
Military Medal (MM) 1916 - 1993
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) 1918
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) 1918 - 1993
Air Force Cross (AFC) 1918 (when awarded for gallantry)
Air Force Medal (AFM) 1918 - 1993 (when awarded for gallantry)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM) 1974
The Order of the British Empire (CBE, OBE, MBE) and the British Empire Medal (BEM) (when awarded for gallantry)
Sea Gallantry Medal
Star of Gallantry (SG) 1975
Star of Courage (SC) 1991
Bravery Medal (BM) 1975
Medal for Gallantry (MG) 1991
Star of Military Valour (SMV) 1993
Star of Courage (SC) 1972
Medal of Bravery (MB) 1972
Medal of Military Valour (MMV) 1993
Gallantry Star (NZGS) 1999
Bravery Star (NZBS) 1999
Gallantry Decoration (NZGD) 1999
Bravery Decoration (NZBD) 1999
Midalit Al-Shuja'at Al-Sultaniat / The Sultans Bravery Medal (WB) 1967
These members shall pay an annual fee and have full voting rights.
Recipients of any other gallantry award deemed worthy of membership may apply for membership and each case will be subject to investigation and approval by the committee, taking expert advice where necessary.
2. Honorary Life Member
Such individuals whom the Executive Committee may, from time to time, nominate and duly appoint at a meeting of the Committee due to their outstanding contribution to the League or whose activities provide for the long term benefit of the League.
3. Honorary Member
Spouse or partner of a deceased Life Member, or the spouse or partner of a deceased holder of a Level 2 or 3 award who had not yet joined the League at the time of their decease, or a holder of any other gallantry award which ranks above those awards in 1 above. Honorary Members will pay no fees nor will they hold voting rights. The holder of any Level 1 gallantry award may become an Honorary Member.
4. Associate Member
Open to family and direct descendants of a Life Member of the League, living or deceased, or family and direct descendants of a deceased holder of a Level 2 or Level 3 gallantry award who had not yet joined the League at the time of their decease, or other persons as approved by the Executive Committee. These members shall pay an annual fee but have no voting rights. A Family Associate Membership is available for up to 4 members of the family or direct descendants living at the same address.
5. Friends of the League
Any person who, subject to the discretion of the Committee, wishes to assist the League in the furtherance of its aims. Friends shall pay an annual fee and shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of membership with the exception of voting rights.
Joining the League
We actively seek contact with gallantry medal recipients, their families and descendants. If you are eligible and wish to join the League in any category, please either apply online using the "Apply for Membership" link at the top of this page or download the appropriate application form and send it to the Membership Secretary. Alternatively, if you know anyone who may be eligible to join, then please ask them to get in touch with us. Cost of membership for Life Members is currently £10.00 per year although we do urge all members to also buy a League tie on joining for £15.00.
All applications for membership must be submitted on the approved form so that they can be reviewed and approved by the Committee. If you have any questions about the League or our activities then please get in touch with any of the committee members listed on the Committee page of this site.
I thought I would provide you with an update on the membership situation. As at 1st June 2015, the League consisted of members as follows:
Vice Patrons - 4
Life Members – 380
Honorary Life Members - 5
Honorary Members – 57
Associate Members – 92
Friends of the League - 8
Apply for Membership
If you are interested in joining the League then please click below and fill in the application form.
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History of the League
The League was founded in 1931. Please read the brief history of the Gallantry Medallists' League and its predecessors. If you have any information about the early years, then we would be delighted to hear from you so we can amend our history for future generations of gallantry medal recipients and their families.Click Here to read more
Aims of the League
The League is a non-service, non-political organisation however many members will be serving or ex-serving personnel from the uniformed services.Click Here to read more
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