I’m not worried one way or the other. Medals given out because a monarch has reached another landmark … like a broken pencil. Spend the money on something else and if people want them let them pay for them. Medals should be for doing something, not part of the everyone gets a prize mindset.
Of all the things happening or more so not happening, this isn’t even on the list. Nothing to with VoV. This idea has been kicking around for a few years and as yet they’ve made no effort to do or give us anything tangible.
I don’t think we should worry if we’ve ticked the 5 year box we’ll get one. Mine will go in the drawer with the others. The only one I’ve bothered with is the CFM as at least to some point I’ve earned it by putting ip with HQAC’s attempts to wreck the organisation it heads, but having to apply for clasps is just bloody annoying, I’ve got two and should have got the third last year, but I’m not applying as they should know when to give it to me.