2. The Elizabeth Cross

This new award has been created to provide national recognition for the families of Armed Forces personnel who have died on operations or as a result of an act of terrorism.

The Elizabeth Cross

The Elizabeth Cross
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The Elizabeth Cross

The Elizabeth Cross is made of hallmarked silver and is in the form of a cross with a laurel wreath passing between the arms. The arms of the Cross bear floral symbols representing England (Rose), Scotland (Thistle), Ireland (Shamrock) and Wales (Daffodil). The centre of the Cross bears the crowned Cypher of Her Majesty The Queen. The reverse of the Cross is engraved with the name of the Service person in whose memory it is granted. The Elizabeth Cross, accompanied by a miniature version, is presented in a black leather style presentation box with the Royal Cypher on the lid and the Royal Coat of Arms on the inner silk lining.

The Memorial Scroll

The Memorial Scroll is on parchment style paper, headed with the Royal Coat of Arms and these "This Scroll Commemorates…who gave his/her life for Queen and Country on…" The Scroll bears the signature of Her Majesty The Queen.


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Last updated: 12 March 2019

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