CURRENT MEDALS


Medals authorised for acceptance by serving personnel. Not all medals are necessarily authorised for wear. Check with your own command structure regarding authority to wear.

1945-56 GSM Clasp BOMB & MINE CLEARANCE The qualifying period for this clasp was originally an aggregate of 180 days' active engagement in the disposal of bombs and mines in the UK between 9 May 1945 and 31 December 1949. In May 1956, Queen Elizabeth II approved the extension of the eligibility to run to the 1 January 1955
1948-60 GSM Clasp MALAYA The qualifying dates for service were between 16 June 1948 and 31 July 1960. For the Colony of Singapore, the date period was between 16 June 1948 to 31 January 1959
1948-60 NAVY GSM Clasp MALAYA The qualifying dates for service were between 16 June 1948 and 31 July 1960. For the Colony of Singapore, the date period was between 16 June 1948 to 31 January 1959
1950-53 KOREA MEDAL The Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force each had different qualification rules for the Korea Medal:
* Royal Navy personnel had to complete 28 days afloat in the operational areas of the Yellow sea and the Sea of Japan, or one or more days of shore duty.
* Army personnel had to complete a service period of at least one day on the strength of a unit serving in Korea.
* Royal Air Force personnel had to complete one operational sortie over Korean land or water, service of one or more days on Korean land or service of 28 days afloat in the same areas as mentioned in the Royal Navy requirements.
* Personnel were also eligible for the medal if they completed a visit of an official nature lasting a minimum of 30 days.
Personnel of any service were eligible for the medal if they were unable to meet their service's requirements, due to sickness, wounds or being killed.
1950-54 UN KOREA MEDAL This medal was sanctioned by the United Nations in 1951 and was awarded to all those who served with the UN forces during the Korean War. Various issues were awarded by the appropriate government, the British version being awarded to other Commonwealth service personnel. The basic qualification was one days service in Korea, with a longer period for those on official visits.
The medal was also awarded to those who served in Korea after the armistice was signed in 1953
1951-54 GSM Clasp CANAL ZONE Awarded for 30 days continuous service during 1951-54 within certain specified geographical boundaries in Egypt. The following categories of personnel were eligible for the award of the General Service Medal with bar Canal Zone:
a) Army or Royal Air Force personnel and equivalent Reserve Forces based in the Suez Canal Zone.
b) civilians who served full time with the Army or Royal Air Force during the qualifying period provided they wore the approved uniform of their organisation.
c) military personnel of Commonwealth or Colonial Forces subject to the approval of their respective governments.
d) persons of foreign nationality properly enlisted or enrolled in any of the qualifying categories described above.
Qualifying service for each of these categories was thirty days or more continuous service in the Suez Canal Zone between 16 October 1951 and 19 October 1954. Service at sea did not count towards the qualifying period. Nor was time spent in the Canal Zone on official visits, inspections etc. by personnel based elsewhere. Personnel whose service was cut short due to death, wounds or disability would qualify, as those who won an award, or decoration.
1951-54 NAVY GSM Clasp CANAL ZONE Awarded for 30 days continuous service during 1951-54 within certain specified geographical boundaries in Egypt
1952-56 AFRICAN GSM Clasp KENYA The last clasp to be awarded for this medal. Granted for 91 days or 30 days for aircrew in Central and Southern Provinces of Kenya and Naivasha, Nakuru and Laikipia Districts, Rift Valley Province, Nairobi extra provincial district and the part of Isiola township and leasehold area in the Northern Province 21 Oct 1952 to 17 Nov 1956
1953-60 NAVY GSM Clasp BOMB & MINE CLEARANCE MED This clasps was instituted by Admiralty Fleet Order 1943 dated 27 July 1956 which stated that the Mediterranean Fleet Clearance Diving Team has, since 1 July 1955, been engaged in further bomb and mine clearance operations as dangerous as those which had earned the earlier Bomb and Mine Clearance 1945-53 clasp
1955-59 NAVY GSM Clasp CYPRUS This clasp was awarded for the service in the suppression of various acts of terrorism during the emergency in Cyprus during the period 1 April 1955 to 18 April 1959. The majority of these clasps were awarded to Royal Marines.
1955-59 GSM Clasp CYPRUS Entitled personnel for service in the suppression of acts of terrorism during the emergency in Cyprus between 1st April, 1955 and 18th April, 1959, inclusive.
a) Officers and other ranks of the British Army who served for 120 days or more on the posted strength of a unit or formation in Cyprus.
b) Members of specially approved civilian organisations who served with the Forces on land in Cyprus and wore the approved uniform of their organisation, for 120 days.
British Red Cross and Order of St John of Jerusalem; NAAFI; Church of England Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen's Institutes; Church of Scotland Huts Committee; Hibbert Houses; Mission to Mediterranean Garrisons; Toc H; YMCA; YWCA; SSAFA (including Headquarters staff and Nursing Sisters); Forces Help Society; Soldiers and Airmen's Scripture Reader's Association; Forces Broadcasting Services; Combined Services Entertainment; W.V.S; Army Kinema Corporation; Prison and Detention Camp Service; RASC Fire Brigade; Locally employed civilians employed with the War Department.
c) Members of the civil Police Force including the Cyprus Fire Brigade, providing they were properly enlisted and that, before the beginning of their qualifying service, they were trained in Police work either before or after enlistment in Cyprus or elsewhere.
(i) Full time service of 120 days or more in: Regular Cyprus Police; Auxiliary Cyprus Police; Special Constables of the Cyprus Police on full time service; War Department Police Auxiliaries.
(ii) Part time service of not less than 822 hours of duty in any continuous period of 34 weeks, while resident in the operational area in the Special Constabulary of the Cyprus Police Force.
1956 NAVY GSM Clasp NEAR EAST This clasp was awarded for service in the Middle east in the period 31 October to 22 December 1956. This is the conflict often referred to as the Suez Crisis, or by its codename of Operation Musketeer.
Entitled personnel for service in the operations in Egypt during the period 31st October, 1956 to 22nd December, 1956, both dates inclusive.
(a) Officers and other ranks of the United Kingdom Forces who:
(i) Served one day or more on the posted strength of a unit or formation ashore in Egypt, or
(ii) Served one day or more afloat at sea off the Egyptian coast in any of the following ships:—
H.M.S. ALBION ALCASTON ALAMEIN APPLETON ARMADA BARFLEUR BAROSA BULWARK BLAXTON CAVENDISH CEYLON CHAPLET CHEVRON CHIEFTON COMET CONISTAIN CONTEST CRANE DALRYMPLE DARING DEFENDER DECOY DIAMOND DIANA DUCHESS DUFTON DURLASTON EAGLE EDDERTON FENTON HICKLETON JAMAICA KILDARTON LETTERSTON LEVERTON MANXMAN MODESTE NEWFOUNDLAND OCEAN RANPURA ST. BRIDES BAY ST. KITTS SEFTON SHAVINGTON THESEUS TORQUAY TRENCHANT TUDOR TYNE UNDINE UPTON ULYSSES URANIA URSA WAKEFUL WHIRLWIND WIZARD WOODBRIDGE HAVEN
L.S.Ts. with L.C.As.
ANZIO LOFOTEN PUNCHER RAVAGER REGGIO SALERNO STRIKER SUVLA
L.C.Ts.
BASTION BUTTRESS COUNTERGUARD PARAPET PORTCULLIS RAMPART REDOUBT SALLYPORT L.S.H.(S) MEON M.L. 2583 M.R.C. 1097 M.F.V. 256 M.F.V. 66 M.F.V. 71
R.F.A's.
AMHERST BLUE RANGER BROWN RANGER DEWDALE EAGLESDALE ECHODALE EDDYBEACH FORT CHARLOTTE FORT DUQUESNE FORT DUNVEGAN FORT SANDUSKY GOLD RANGER KINBRACE OLNA RETAINER SEA SALVOR SPABURN SPAPOOL SUCCOUR SURF PIONEER TIDERACE TIDERANGE TIDEREACH WAVE CONQUEROR WAVE LAIRD WAVE MASTER WAVE PREMIER WAVE PROTECTOR WAVE SOVEREIGN WAVE VICTOR
H.M. Tugs
BRIGAND MEDIATOR PROSPEROUS SAUCY SAMSONIA WARDEN
H.M. Salvage Vessels
BARHILL BARNSTONE DALRYMPLE KINGARTH RETRIEVE SALVESTOR UPLIFTER
French Ships
F.S. ARROMANCHES F.S. GUSTAVE ZEIDE F.S. LAFAYETTE
R.A.S.C. Vessels
L.C.T. 403 L.C.T. 408 L.C.T. 4086
Merchant Navy Vessels
S.S. AMBER T.T. ASCANIA T.T. ASTURIAS S.S. BENLEDI L.S.T. CHARLES MACLEOD S.S. COUNNAS I S.S. CURRAN S.S. DALEBY T.T. DILWARA T.T. DUNERA S.S. EGIDIA S.S. ENGLAND L.S.T. EMPIRE BALTIC L.S.T. EMPIRE CEDRIC L.S.T. EMPIRE CELTIC S.S. EMPIRE CHUBS L.S.T. EMPIRE CYMRIC L.S.T. EMPIRE DORIC T.T. EMPIRE FOWEY L.S.T. EMPIRE GAELIC L.S.T. EMPIRE GREBE T.T. EMPIRE KEN L.S.T. EMPIRE NORDIC T.T. EMPIRE PARKESTON L.S.T. EMPIRE PETREL S.S. EMPIRE ROACH L.S.T. EVAN GIBB S.S. GEORGINA V. EVERARD S.S. GLENSHIEL S.S. GRANNY SUZANNE S.S. HARPAGON L.S.T. HUMFREY GALE S.S. HUNTSLAND S.S. KENILWORTH CASTLE S.S. KINGSBURY S.S. MARSHALL S.S. MIDHURST S.S. MOUNTPARK T.T. NEW AUSTRALIA S.S. RIVERCREST S.S. SALINAS L.S.T. SNOWDON SMITH S.S. SUNKIRK S.S. TEMPLE HALL S.S. TREGENNA S.S. WINDSOR
Tugs
ANTIC CAREFUL ENERGETIC EXPERT L.C.10 L.C.11
(3) Carried out one sortie over the operational land area in Egypt as aircrew of helicopters or flew as aircrew in eligible Royal Naval or Royal Air Force aircraft.
The time qualification for official visits, inspections, etc., on duty in the operational land area in Egypt was also one day.
b) Civilians as defined below who served one day or more with the Forces in the operational area.
(i) Civil Affairs Officers. (ii) Foreign Office Adviser. (iii) Shipping Adviser. (iv) Accredited War Correspondent. (v) Civilian crews of R.A.S.C. vessels.
1956 GSM Clasp NEAR EAST This clasp was awarded for service in the Middle east in the period 31 October to 22 December 1956. This is the conflict often referred to as the Suez Crisis, or by its codename of Operation Musketeer.
(a) Officers and other ranks of the United Kingdom Forces who:
(i) Served one day or more on the posted strength of a unit or formation ashore in Egypt
1957-60 GSM Clasp ARABIAN PENINSULA The qualifying period for this clasp is 30 days' service between 1 January 1957 and 30 June 1960, in the Aden Colony or protectorate and the Sultanates of Muscat and Oman, or any of the adjacent Gulf states
To entitled personnel for service in operations in resistance to border raids and against bands of dissidents in the Arabian Peninsula between 1st January, 1957 and 30th June, 1960, inclusive.
a) Officers and other ranks of the British Army, including British Army personnel seconded or attached to the Sultan of Muscat and Oman's Armed Forces, who served for 30 days or more, not necessarily continuous, in Aden Colony, the Aden Protectorate, the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, or the Persian Gulf States while on the posted or attached strength of any unit in these theatres.

b) Members of the under mentioned local Armed Forces who served for 30 days in the same conditions as Army personnel.
(1) Aden Protectorate Government: Aden Protectorate Levies. Government Guards. Hadhrami Bedouin Legion.
(2) Eastern Aden Protectorate:- Mukalla Regular Army Qu'aiti—Armed Constabulary. Kathiri—Armed Constabulary. Wahidi—Tribal Guards.
(3) Western Aden Protectorate: From 1st January, 1957 to 11th February, 1959. Amiri—Tribal Guards. Beihan—Tribal Guards. Upper Aulaqi Sheikdom—Tribal Guards. Aughali—Tribal Guards. Fadhli Armed Police. Lower Yafai—Armed Police. From 1st January, 1957 to 11th February, 1960. Lower Aulaqi Sultanate Tribal Guards. Dathina- -Tribal Guards. From 1st January 1957 to 30th June, 1960. Upper Aulaqi Sultanate Tribal Guards. Shu'aibi—Tribal Guards. Muflahi—Tribal Guards. Haushabi—Tribal Guards. From 1st April, 1959 to 5th October, 1959. Lahej—Regular Army. Lahej—Tribal Guards. From 11th February, 1959 to 30th June, 1960. Federation of Arab Amirates of the South—Federal National Guard
(4) Trucial States. Trucial Oman Scouts.

c) Members of specially approved civilian categories, who served with the Forces on land were eligible under the same rules as for the Army, if they wore the approved uniform of :—
NAAFI. SSAFA Nursing Service; British Red Cross Society Welfare Service; W.V.S. Mission to Mediterranean Garrison; Soldiers and Airmen's Scripture Readers Association; Civilian employees of the Aden Protectorate Government, who were properly enrolled as Government servants, and served with, or in conjunction with the local Armed Forces listed above.
1957-60 NAVY GSM Clasp ARABIAN PENINSULA The qualifying period for this clasp is 30 days' service between 1 January 1957 and 30 June 1960, in the Aden Colony or protectorate and the Sultanates of Muscat and Oman, or any of the adjacent Gulf states
PINGAT JASA MALAYSIA The qualifying period for this medal for Operational Service is from 31st August 1957 to 12th August 1966 only.

1. For distinguished service and sacrifices towards the involvement of the Armed Fortes and security groups from the communion countries who had served in this country during the 2nd Emergency and Confrontation time period, the Malaysian Government has approved to ordain a recognition for this award to be conferred to any entity. This decoration shall be named as Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM).

2. This award is conferred in considering the involvement of the Armed Forces or security group from Australia, Britain, New Zealand, India, Nepal, Fiji and citizen of any other country who served in any peace operations in Malaya or Malaysia, aimed to upholding the peace and sovereignty of this country. For the purpose of conferring this award, the period of service is from 31st August 1957 (after the independent of Malaya) to 12th August 1966 (end of Confrontation).

3. Terms and Service Qualification applies for this award are as follows:

a. Person Eligible. This medal can be awarded to any entity from Peacekeeping Group
(Armed Forces, Semi Armed Forces, Police and Security Civilian Staff) from the communion countries either man or women whoever has served in Malaya or Malaysia (including Sabah and Sarawak) during the determined period. (For service stationed in Singapore, please see paragraph e below).

b. The Exact Dates of Operational Service. For the purpose of conferment of this award, the Malaysian Government has declared that the exact dates of Operational Service is from 31st August 1957 to 12th August 1966 only. This medal cannot be offered for period prior to 30th August 1957 (before the independence of Malaya) or after 12th August 1966). (However, if their service does not cover the above mentioned dates, consideration shall be given based on Additional Qualification; please refer to paragraph f below).

c. Type of Services. In order to qualify for this medal, any personnel from the Armed Forces, Semi Armed Forces, Police and Security Civilian Staff service with or attached to any Armed Forces units or security organizations from the said countries or group either involved directly or indirectly and performed their duties in upholding the peace and security of this country, in any type of security operations with Malaya or Malaysia (including Sabah and Sarawak), within the time period as determined above are eligible for the award.

d. Number of Days of Service. Any security personnel from the said organizations and countries fulfilling the qualification below, are eligible for the award;

(1). Any security personnel who directly involved (in the face of enemy) in any operation for the period of three (3) months or more in any Armed Forces or Security Organizations from the said countries or group, stationed in Malaya or Malaysia during the predetermined time period;

(2). or any security personnel who had indirectly served not less than six (6) months as supporting elements in any operation served in any Armed Forces units or security organizations from the said countries or group, stationed in Malaya or Malaysia during the predetermined time period;

(3). or any security personnel attached or posted to any Armed Forces units or security organizations from the said countries or group, stationed in Malaya or Malaysia and performed their duties directly (in the face or enemy) in any operations not less than three (3) months during the predetermined time period;

(4). or any security personnel attached or posted to any Armed Forces units or security organizations from the said countries or group, stationed in Malaya or Malaysia and performed their duties indirectly as supporting element in any operations not less than six (6) months during the predetermined time period;

(5). or any security personnel from the said countries of Armed Forces or security organizations or attached to it, stationed Malaya or Malaysia, who had involved directly or as supporting element, throughout the service despite yet to fulfil the determined period, killed, wounded. or disable due to, performing tasks against the enemy, can be considered for this award.

e. Service in Singapore. if the security personnel from Armed Forces or security organization from the said countries or group, stationed in Singapore and performing tasks against the enemy in upholding the sovereignty of this country, their service should be for the period of 31 August 1957 until 9 August 1965 (Independence of Singapore). Other than period stated are not eligible.

f. Additional Qualifications. Despite the predetermined period (the exact dates of operational service and the number of days of service as mentioned earlier, other Additional Qualifications can be considered based on the following circumstances:

1) the security personnel from any Armed Forces or security organizations from the said countries or group who had served In Malaysia, must be sent by their Government before 12th August 1966; and

(2) after 12th August 1966, he or she must be in or attached to any remaining Armed Forces unit or Security Organisation from the said countries, stationed only in Malaysia and perform their duties during the so called “cooling period"; and

(3) the above service are counted until 31st December 1966 only.

(4) therefore, any entity who fulfil these additional qualifications (paragraph (1), (2) and (3) above eligible for this award.

g. Geographical Land Area. The geographical land area service are defined as the land of Malaya or Malaysia (including Sabah and Sarawak) only.

h. Service At Sea. Area Service at sea area are defined as: “the naval ships must be located in the sea area of Malaya or Malaysia and involved throughout in supporting any operation for Malaya or Malaysia. If the ships are located in Singapore coastal area, the service period should be from 31st August 1957 until 9th August 1965 (independence of Singapore).

i. Flying into and Out. Flying into and out of Malaya or Malaysia on an air force flight as air crew or supernumerary aircrew does not count as qualifying service for the award. However, if the parent unit (the Air Force bases) is stationed in Peninsular of Malaya or Malaysia during the predetermined period, are declared as service for Malaya or Malaysia. However, if the parent units are stationed in Singapore, the service are declared from 31st August 1957 until 9th August 1965 only.

j. Posthumous Awards. This award can be conferred posthumously.
1962 NAVY GSM Clasp BRUNEI This clasp was authorised for a minimum 1 days' service in at least one of the operational areas located in the State of Brunei, North Borneo or Sarawak between 8 December 1962 and 23 December 1962
Entitled personnel for service in operations against rebels in the State of Brunei, or in North Borneo, or Sarawak between 8th and 23rd December, 1962, inclusive.
a) Officers and other ranks of the British and Australian Army who served for one day or more, on the posted or attached strength of any unit or formation which took part in the operations.

b) Specially approved civilians who served with the Army in the operational area and wore the approved uniform, who served for one day or more in:
(i) Army Fire Service.
(ii) W.V.S.
c) Members of the North Borneo Police Force provided they took part in the operations against the rebels in the State of Brunei or in the Sipitang or Beaufort districts of North Borneo.

d) Members of the Sarawak Police Force, provided they took part in the operations against rebels in the State of Brunei or in Sarawak.
1962 GSM Clasp BRUNEI This clasp was authorised for a minimum 1 days' service in at least one of the operational areas located in the State of Brunei, North Borneo or Sarawak between 8 December 1962 and 23 December 1962. See above for Naval GSM
1962-64 GSM Clasp SOUTH VIETNAM The various qualifying periods, between 24 December 1962 and 29 May 1964, were
* 30 days' service in ships operating in inland waters or off the Vietnamese coast.
* 1 day in the service of a land unit.
* 1 operational sortie.
* 30 days' service on an official visit.
1962-66 GSM Clasp BORNEO For service in operations against rebels in Sabah, Sarawak or Brunei (previously North Borneo) between 24th December, 1962 and the 11th August 1966 (inclusive)
Eligible personnel are:
i). Generally, officers and other ranks of the United Kingdom, Australian and New Zealand Military Forces who served 30 days or more, not necessarily continuous in the operational area, whilst on the posted or attached strength of any unit or formation of Her Majesty's. Forces.

ii) Navy and Royal Marines; 30 days aggregate service afloat in the waters of Sabah, Sarawak or Borneo in support of shore operations, or one operational sortie as aircrew (again in support of shore operations)

iii) RAF; one operational sortie as aircrew in support of shore operations qualified, otherwise similar to the Army and Navy (30 day aggregate in the operational area)

iv). Members of the North Borneo Police force who took part in the operations against the rebels in the State of Brunei or in the Sipitang or Beaufort districts of North Borneo / Sabah up to 16th September, 1963 (inclusive).

v). Members of the Sarawak Police Force who took part in operations against rebels in the State of Brunei or in Sarawak up to the 16th September, 1963 (inclusive).

vi) Civilians who served with the Army in the operational areas, providing they wore the approved uniform of :
(a) Army Fire Service. (b) WVS.
1964 GSM Clasp RADFAN Awarded to soldiers that fought the campaign mounted by British personnel, with Federation troops, against the Egyptian/Yemeni backed Radfan tribesmen. In-country requirement was 30 days
For service in operations in the Radfan area of South Arabia during the period 25th April, to the 31st July, 1964, both dates inclusive. Eligible personnel;

i). Officers and other ranks of the United Kingdom Land Forces who had 14 days or more continuous service in the operational area and were on the posted or attached strength of any unit serving in the South Arabian Federation.
ii). Personnel of the Federal Forces of South Arabia under the same conditions as the Army.
iii). Specially approved civilian categories who served with the Army in the operational areas providing they wore the approved uniform of their organisation and belonged to:-
(a) SSAFA Nursing Service.
(b) British Red Cross Society Welfare Service.
(c) WVS.
1964- UNFICYP - United Nations Cyprus Medal Awarded to individuals who have served a minimum of 90 days duty in Cyprus.
Established in March 1964 to use its best efforts to prevent the recurrence of fighting between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots and, as necessary, to contribute to the maintenance and restoration of law and order and a return to normal conditions. Since the hostilities of 1974, the mandate has included supervising the cease-fire and maintaining a buffer zone between the lines of the Cyprus National Guard and of the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot forces. The Mission continues to the present date.
1964-66 GSM Clasp MALAY PENINSULA The qualifying period was 30 days' service in the Malaysian Peninsula-Singapore area between 17 August 1964 and 11 August 1966
i). Officers and other ranks of the United Kingdom Land Forces who were on the posted or attached strength of a unit or formation and served 30 days or more, not necessarily continuous, on land in the Malay Peninsula/Singapore between 17th August, 1964 and 12th June, 1966 (inclusive).

ii) Service of 30 days or more, afloat while in any Royal Navy or Army Department vessel on duty in waters surrounding the Malay Peninsula/Singapore between 17th August, 1964 and 12th June, 1965, ( inclusive). Service in any Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy or Royal New Zealand Navy vessel on sea patrol duties between 13th June, 1965 and 11th August, 1966, ( inclusive), also reckoned for qualifying service and could be aggregated with qualifying service on land as in (i) above to complete the required period of 30 days. Uniformed members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary qualified under the same criteria as the armed forces.

iii) RAF aircrew; 30 or more operational patrols over the waters surrounding Malay Peninsula and Singapore between 13th June 1965 and 11th August 1966 qualified, in addition to the land and sea qualifications above.

iv). Civilians listed below who served under the same conditions as the Land or Royal Navy Forces qualified for the award
(a) MOD Fire Services.
(b) Police.
(c) Women's Royal Voluntary Service.
1964-67 GSM Clasp SOUTH ARABIA The qualifying period was 30 days service in the Federation of South Arabia between 1 August 1964 and 30 November 1967 (Inclusive)
Eligible personnel;
i). Officers and other ranks of the United Kingdom Land Forces and British Service personnel attached to the Federal Forces of South Arabia (which includes the National Guard) who have service of 30 continuous days or more while on the posted or attached strength of any unit or formation serving in the Federation of South Arabia.

ii). Civilians listed below who served with the Army in the operational area, with service of 30 continuous days or more and provided they wore the approved uniform of their organisation :—
(a) SSAFA Nursing Service.
(b) British Red Cross Welfare Service.
(c) W.V. S.
(d) Mission to Mediterranean Garrisons.
(e) MOD (Army) Fire Service Officers.
(f) MOD (RAF) Fire Service Officers.
1969 - GSM Clasp NORTHERN IRELAND Awarded for 30 days accumulated service in Northern Ireland from 14 August 1969 to 31st July 2007 on Op Banner. To date, no clasps have been issued for those partaking in Op Helvetic on or after 1st August 2007
1969-76 GSM Clasp DHOFAR The qualifying period for service was 30 days in-country between 1 October 1969 and 30 September 1976
1979-80 RHODESIA MEDAL This Medal was awarded to personnel serving in Rhodesia for 14 days between 1ST December 1979 and 20th March 1980, pending the elections and the emergence of the independent republic of Zimbabwe
1982 SOUTH ATLANTIC MEDAL The Medal with distinguishing rosette was awarded for 1 days' service in the Falkland Islands or their dependencies or in the South Atlantic, south of 35° South and north of 60° South, or for 1 operational sortie south of Ascension Island, between 2 April and 14 June 1982.
The Medal alone was awarded for 30 days continuous or accumulated service in the South Atlantic, south of 7° South and north of 60° South, commencing between 2 April and 14 June 1982 and completing no later than 12 July 1982.
1983-84 GSM Clasp LEBANON For service in Lebanon and surrounding territorial waters between 7th February 1983 and 9th March 1984
i) Accumulated service of 30 days or more, not necessarily continuous, within the territory of Lebanon and its territorial waters, between 7th February, 1983 and 9th March 1984, while on the posted or attached strength of any Regular Military, Naval or Air Force Unit or formation in that area, supporting the Multinational Force. In addition, aircrew who, as a member of a constituted crew, have carried out at least three operational sorties landing in or over flying Lebanese territory will qualify.

ii) United Kingdom based members of the Ministry of Defence who served with the United Kingdom Armed Forces in Lebanon whilst on the attached or posted strength of a unit.

ii) Members of the following organisations who served directly with or in support of the United Kingdom Armed Forces in Lebanon.
a) The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service
b) The Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes
c) The Merchant Navy
1984 GSM Clasp MINE CLEARANCE GULF OF SUEZ For service in the Gulf of Suez between 15 August and 15 October 1984. More to folow.
1986-89 GSM Clasp GULF For service between 17 November 1986 and 31 October 1988, and mine countermeasures in the Gulf up to 28 February 1989. More to follow
1990-1991 GULF MEDAL The Medal with Clasp '16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991' was awarded for seven days continuous service in the Theatre of Operations as defined in the regulations between these dates, which signify the dates of the actual war.
The Medal with Clasp '2 Aug 1990' was awarded to the members of the Kuwait Liaison Team who were in Kuwait on this date.
The Medal alone was awarded for 30 days continuous service in the Area of Operations as defined in the regulations between 2 August 1990 and 7 March 1991.
1991 GSM Clasp NORTHERN IRAQ & SOUTHERN TURKEY For service in Northern Iraq or Southern Turkey between 6 April and 17 July 1991.
The qualification was service of 30 days or more continuously or three operational sorties in Northern Iraq west of 44 45E and north of 36 00N and Southern Turkey, including its territorial waters, east of 35 00E and south of 38 00N between 6 April and 17 July 1991.
Eligible personnel were:
(i) Regular or Reserve members of the Armed Forces on the attached or posted strength of any Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force unit or formation committed to (a) the United States' Operation PROVIDE COMFORT; and (b) the British Operation HAVEN. Both operations for the relief and protection of Kurds in Northern Iraq;

(ii) Loan Service and Exchange Personnel serving with coalition units committed to Operation PROVIDE COMFORT;

(iii) Regular or Reserve members of Commonwealth Forces on the attached or posted strength of units of British Operation HAVEN;

(iv) Multinational Regular and Reserve Service Personnel serving with units of Operation HAVEN, except Dutch personnel who have received a comparable medal from the Netherlands Government;

(v) Overseas Development Administration civil advisers;

(vi) United Kingdom based members of the Civil Service serving with Her Majesty's Armed Forces in the above specified areas;

(vii) Ministry of Defence accredited artists; and

(viii) Civilian members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and of such other organisation as may hereafter be determined, who served directly with the Armed Forces between the above specified dates and in the specified areas.
1991 GSM Clasp KUWAIT For service in Kuwait between 8 March and 30 September 1991.
The qualification was for service of 30 days or more continuously in Kuwait, and its territorial waters, and the Northern Gulf north of 28 30N and west of 49 30E between 8 March and 30 September 1991.
Individuals who had less than 30 days qualifying service towards the Gulf Medal 1990-91, and who therefore did not qualify for that medal, may count that service towards qualification for the clasp `Kuwait'. There may be a gap between 7 March 1991 and deployment in Kuwait and the Northern Gulf, but each period of qualifying service must be continuous.

Eligible personnel are:
(i) Regular or Reserve members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces on the attached or posted strength of any Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force unit or formation; Regular or Reserve members of Commonwealth Forces; or Foreign Service Personnel who served between the dates and in the areas or ships specified below:
(a) British Forces Middle East (Forward) until 25 May 1991 and British Forces Kuwait until 30 September 1991;
(b) Mine Countermeasures Group 8B between 8 March and 1 August 1991 in H.M. Ships Brecon, Bicester, Brocklesby, Dulverton, Hecla, Ledbury, R.F.A. Sir Galahad and Naval Party 1037;
(c) in 21 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Squadron Group Royal Engineers deployed on Operation PINSEEKER for EOD operations in Kuwait from 30 April to 30 September 1991.
(d) members of the Logistic Support group based in Kuwait between 8 March and 27 July 1991.
(e) Exchange Personnel serving with coalition units committed to Mine Clearance Measures operations between 8 March and 27 July 1991.

(ii) United Kingdom based members of the Civil Service serving with Her Majesty's Armed Forces in the above specified areas or ships between the stated dates.
1991-2003 GSM Clasp AIR OPERATIONS IRAQ Awarded to RAF personnel and some members of the Army (mainly Royal Engineers and attached personnel)for patrolling the no fly zones and airfield repair in Iraq and Royal Navy (RN) personnel patrolling the northern Persian Gulf between July 1991 and April 2003.
1992-2002 NATO IFOR - Former Republic of Yugoslavia The NATO Medal for Yugoslavia service was created in June 1992 and awarded to any military member of a NATO peacekeeping force who performed service in the former republics of Yugoslavia for at least thirty days.
For those performing support missions to Yugoslavia, such as from European bases or ships in the Adriatic Sea, a total of ninety days of duty in direct support of Yugoslavia NATO missions is required from the NATO Medal to be awarded.
Under the same conditions of service, some medals have also been awarded to NATO International Civilians and civilians of the member nations attached to the military forces.
1992-95 UNPROFOR - Former Republic of Yugoslavia Issued by the United Nations for 90 days or more participation as part of United Nations multinational protection forces, otherwise known as “UNPROFOR” – established in February 1992 – principally tasked with facilitating the conditions of peace and security required for the negotiation of an overall settlement of the Yugoslavian crisis.
1998-2002 NATO KFOR - Kosovo Medal The NATO Medal for Kosovo service was created in October 1998 and was awarded to any service or civilian member who participated in NATO sponsored campaigns as a member of a NATO peacekeeping force to the Serbian Province of Kosovo. To date, the following military campaigns have been authorized by NATO for the presentation of the NATO Medal for Kosovo service.
* Operation Allied Force (24 Mar 99 - 10 Jun 99)
* Operation Joint Guardian (11 Jun 99 - TBD)
* Operation Allied Harbor (4 Apr 99 - 1 Sep 99)
* Operation Sustain Hope (4 Apr 99 - 10 Jul 99)
* Operation Noble Anvil (24 Mar 99 - 20 Jul 99)

The NATO Medal for Kosovo is also authorized for membership in the following NATO controlled Kosovo Task Forces
* Task Force Hawk (5 Apr 99 - 24 Jun 99)
* Task Force Saber (31 Mar 99 - 8 Jul 99)
* Task Force Falcon (11 Jun 99 – TBD)
* Task Force Hunter (1 Apr 99 - 1 Nov 99)
2000-02 OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL - SIERRA LEONE Awarded for service on any of 5 operations in Sierra Leone or the Joint Operational Area which included Senegal. Awarded for either 14, 21, 30 or 45 days continuous or accumulated service required between certain specified dates on either Op Palliser, Basilica or Silkman. Also awarded to those deployed on Op Maidenly or Op Barras on specified dates.

MEDAL WITH NO CLASP OR ROSETTE
  • Operation Pallister 14 days in Sierra Leone and waters 5 May 2000 to 14 Jun 2000.
  • 21 days in Sierra Leone, Senegal and waters 5 May 2000 to 14 Jun 2000.
  • Operation Basilica 30 days in Sierra Leone and waters 15 Jun 2000 to 1 Nov 2000.
  • 45 days in Sierra Leone, Senegal and waters 15 Jun 2000 to 1 Nov 2000.
  • Operation Silkman 30 days in Sierra Leone and waters 2 Nov 2000 to 31 Jul 2002.
  • 45 days in Sierra Leone, Senegal and waters 2 Nov 2000 to 31 Jul 2002.
  • Aircrew outside area qualify after 6 sortie/days
  • 2001- OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL - AFGHANISTAN Complex criteria govern the award of this medal, with varying lengths of service required depending on the operation and location. To qualify for award of the Medal with Clasp, personnel must have served in Afghanistan for either 5, 21 or 30 days continuous service between various dates depending on the operation, between 11 September 2001 – 1 August 2002 for Ops Jacana and Bandog, or to a date to be decided for Ops Veritas, Fingal and Landman.
    Service of varying lengths depending on the operation on Ops Landman, Veritas, Oracle, Ramson or Damien in other Middle East countries during certain specific dates will qualify for the OSM for Afghanistan without clasp. SPECIFICALLY:
    MEDAL WITH ROSETTE
  • Operation Maidenly 1 day 15 Jul 2000
  • Operation Barras 1 day 10 Sep 2000.
    MEDAL WITH CLASP "AFGHANISTAN"
  • 21 days continuous in Afghanistan 11 Sep 2001 to 28 Feb 2002.
  • 30 days in Afghanistan 1 Mar 2002 to a date to be decided.
  • Or for those on Operations Bleed, Determ, Scow, Damien or Lava
  • 5 days continuous or one sortie 11 Sep 2001 to 28 Feb 2002.
  • 21 days from 1 Mar 2002 to a date to be decided.
  • OR for aircrew in numerous designated places ranging round Mombasa, Diego Garcia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, The Gulf and Uzbekistan.
  • 21 days and 6 sorties into or over Afghanistan from 11 Sep 2001 to 28 Feb 2002.
  • 30 days and 8 sorties into or over Afghanistan from 1 Mar 2002 to a date to be decided.
  • 2001-2002 NATO Macedonia To qualify, personnel must have served in the Republic of Macedonia for at least 25 days from 1 June 2001 until 27 September 2001, or for at least 30 days since then. Among others entitled to the medal are the military personnel who took part in Operation Essential Harvest.
    2003 OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL - CONGO Medal with Clasp awarded to those personnel with 25 days continuous service between 14 June - 10 September 2003 on Op Coral within the boundaries of the Ituri Province.
    2003- IRAQ MEDAL Personnel who served on the operation between 19 March and 28 April 2003 may also qualify for a clasp, inscribed '19 MAR - 28 APR 2003' to be worn on the medal ribbon. The area of operations has been divided into Zone One (Iraq and Kuwait) and Zone Two (elsewhere in the Gulf region in support of the operation) for determining eligibility.

    The qualifying periods of service are:
    Campaign Medal with Clasp '19 MAR - 28 APR 2003':
    *Zone One (Iraq and Kuwait)- 7 days continuous service during period 19 March 2003 to 28 April 2003 Aircrew based outside but flying two or more sorties into Zone One during period 19 March 2003 to 28 April 2003
    *Campaign Medal without Clasp:
    *Personnel in Zone One (Iraq) not completing 7 days service during period 19 March 2003 to 28 April 2003, but with 30 days continuous service between 20 January 2003 and 24 March 2003, or 30 days continuous service from 23 April 2003 to a date to be notified.
    *Personnel in Zone One (Kuwait) not completing 7 days service during period 19 March 2003 to 28 April 2003, but with 30 days continuous service between 20 January 2003 and 24 March 2003, or 30 days continuous service from 23 April 2003 to 10 August 2003.
    *Personnel with 30 days service in Zone Two between 20 January 2003 and 28 April 2003.
    *Aircrew based outside both Zones One and Two but with 30 sorties flown into the Zones at a rate of not more than one per day, during the period 20 January 2003 to 28 April 2003.
    *Aircrew based outside of Iraq but flying 10 sorties into Iraq from 28 April 2003 to a date to be notifed, at a rate of not more than one per day.
    Subsequent tours to Iraq are not recognised by award of bars or numerals. There is no precendent for this in British medals, though it has been the case in NATO medals.
    2003- NATO Non Article 5 Medal The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has approved a Non Article 5 NATO medal for personnel participating in NATO-led operations in the Balkans. NATO inaugurated a new award symbolising the amalgamation of all Balkan operations into one operational whole.
    In the past each NATO-led operation had its own medal based on specified criteria and qualifying conditions. From 1 January 2003, common criteria will be applicable to each of the NATO-led operations within the Balkans Joint Operations Area (JOA).
    This medal is authorised to replace the NATO medals issued for NATO Operations “JOINT FORGE” and “JOINT GUARDIAN”.
    Eligibility for the new medal remains the same as those previous NATO medals with the exception of the dates of service. Those members entering the Balkan theatre on or after December 3, 2002 will be eligible for the new medal.
    2003 - NATO ISAF - Afghanistan General Eligibility Criteria:Personnel eligible for the award are those who are members of units or staffs as set out in the Joint Operations Area (JOA) Combined Joint Statement of Requirements taking part in NATO operations in Afghanistan in accordance with the qualifying conditions. Entitlement will be acquired by those forces under NATO command or control whilst in the JOA, and those deployed to the JOA under national command in support of the NATO operation.
    Area of Operation: The Afghanistan JOA is delineated as the political boundaries and airspace of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) OPLAN 10302. The JOA includes Afghanistan and all neighbouring countries that have borders contiguous with Afghanistan where the force build up will be carried out and host elements of the force that provide direct support. Posts outside of the JOA are not eligible for the medal.
    Qualifying Service: The qualifying period in the Afghanistan JOA is thirty 30 days continuous or accumulated service from 1 June 2003 and a termination date, which will be notified in a supplementary document.
    Aircrew: Aircrew will accumulate one day's service for the first sortie flown of any day in the Area of Operations; additional sorties flown on the same day receive no further credit. This requirement exists for support as well as combat aircraft; support aircraft include tanker, airlift and surveillance platforms.
    NOT authorised for wear if you have the OSM Afghanistan.
    2007- IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION SERVICE MEDAL The qualifying period for the medal is set at 40 days of continuous service, or 40 days of service on working visits within Iraq aggregated over a period of one calendar year, provided that the visits are for a minimum of 48 hours each.
    2008 - NATO AFRICA MEDAL (Anti Piracy) General Eligibility Criteria
    Personnel eligible for the award of the NATO Medal with Africa clasp are those who are members of units or staffs taking part in, or supporting NATO in the following operations or activities:

    a. All North Atlantic Council approved NATO support activities in relation to the African Union with effect from 1 June 2008.

    b. Operation Allied Provider between 25 October and 12 December 2008.

    c. Operation Allied Protector between 24 March and 23 April 2009 (phase 1) or 1 May and 16 August 2009

    d. Operation Ocean Shield between 17 August 2009 and a termination date yet to be determined.

    Area of Operation:
    a. NATO support activities in relation to the African Union - eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case principal in conjunction with Joint Force Command Lisbon.

    b. Operations Allied Provider, Allied Protector and Ocean Shield - Encompassing the ocean areas north of Bab-al-Mandeb (North of Djibouti), the waters around the Seychelles Islands and up to the Straits of Hormuz (North of Oman).

    Qualifying Service:
    The qualifying period for all the operations relating to Africa is 30 days continuous service or 60 days accumulated service within a two year period.

    Aircrew
    Aircrew will accumulate one day's service for the first sortie flown of any day in the Area of Operations; additional sorties flown on the same day receive no further credit. This requirement exists for support as well as combat aircraft; support aircraft include tanker, airlift and surveillance platforms.
    2011- NATO LIBYA MEDAL Awarded for thirty consecutive or 60 cumulative days of honourable service under NATO operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR commencing on 23 March 2011 and ending on 31 October 2011. Service as part of or in direct support of OUP within the political boundaries, territorial waters and airspace of Libya is eligible as well as service in or over the central southern Mediterranean Sea between 10 degrees East and 28 degrees East and South of 41 degrees North, service at the support Bases of Trapani and Sigonella and at NATO and Canadian Supporting Headquarters in Naples and Poggio Renatico (Italy). Aircrew flying from a location other than those listed above will accumulate one day's service for the first sortie flown into the theatre on any day. Additional sorties flown on the same day receive no further credit.
    2012- AFGHANISTAN CIVILIAN SERVICE MEDAL Any Crown servant, whether recruited in the United Kingdom, Afghanistan or elsewhere, including Members of Her Majesty's UK Armed Forces, under Operational Control of the FCO who satisfy the qualification criteria and are not qualifying for any other medal including the Operational Service Medal Afghanistan and Accumulated Campaign Service Medal.

    Please Note: Non- FCO staff must obtain a letter of support (showing deployment dates and role) from Human Resources in the government department they worked for in Afghanistan. Applications submitted without this letter will not be processed.

    Ineligible are:
    Members of the armed services under the command of the UK Joint task force Commander/Commander Joint Operations
    Those serving with an International Organisation or Government in Afghanistan
    All subcontractors not directly under contract to The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
    Locally employed civilians