Introduction; Campaign medals; Awards for gallantry and meritorious service; Awards for long service; Commemorative medals; The London Gazette; Records of the India Office; Research techniques; Published sources; Online information; Where to see medals; Societies; Further reading
William Spencer has been a medal collector for over 25 years. He served in the Royal Navy before joining the National Archives in 1993, where he has been Military Specialist since 1996. He holds an MA in War Studies from King's College, London. Among his many publications for the National Archives are Army Service Records of the First World War (3rd edn) and Air Force Records for Family Historians. He lives in Surrey.