Established in 2017 by former serviceman, Tom Newey, Challenge Coins UK is resetting the standard for Challenge Coins in the British Armed Forces.
Tom completed basic training at ATR Bassingbourn before joining the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and beginning training as an Aircraft Technician at Arborfield. Once trained Tom was posted to 3 Regiment Army Air Corps at Wattisham Airfield, an Apache helicopter unit. Whilst posted to 663 Squadron Tom completed a tour of Afghanistan in 2013 and spent long periods of time on exercise in America.
Tom was given his first challenge coin whilst on exercise in Southern California by a US Navy Blue Angels display team technician. After swapping some patches for the coin, Tom felt his unit needed a coin to swap with the Americans. An initial batch of coins were made and sold in under two weeks!
Having experienced the forces first hand; we speak your language, we understand how military units work and know what serving armed forces personnel like to see on their coins.
When designing your coin, we don’t use a template. We do the research and take the care and attention required to ensure your coin is unique.