King's Silver Medal

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King's Silver Medal, 1947
Royal Mint
Silver

Donated by Mr Stanley Forbes, 2011
Museum Number 2012-1-1

The King's Silver Medal was first awarded in 1944 and honours the best Shipyard Apprentice of the year . It features on the obverse a profile image of King George VI surrounded by the latin legend GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F:D: IND: IMP. (Geoge VI by the grace of God King of all Britain, Defender of the faith and Emperor of India). On the reverse in the centre reads The King's Silver Medal For Shipwright Apprentices, and around the edge are the words The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights. Engraved around the rim of the medal is the recipients name and year of award STANLEY FORBES 1947. The medal continues to be given out today - each shipyard in the UK can nominate a candidate to go forward for evaluation. The medal is now issued under Queen Elizabeth II and is referred to as the Queen's Silver Medal

King's Silver Medal
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