AUSTRALIA ARMY NAVY AIR FORCE EMERGENCY LONG SERVICE NATIONAL MEDAL REPLICA
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Offered is a replica Australian National Medal with ribbon. This is a well made die cast alloy replica made from an original issue medal. Awarded for long service in the Australian Defence Force, Police & Emergency Services (see below for full criteria). Medal measures 37 mm wide and comes with the correct Toye & Kenning U.K. made 15cm long ribbon. Perfect for displaying or adding to your replica medal bar. Additional service bars etc are not included with this item.
The Statutes for the National Medal have been amended on several occasions, most notably in 1982 when the medal was replaced for members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with the Defence Force Service Awards (DFSA). Permanent and part time ADF members remain eligible for the National Medal as a result of full or part time service with other eligible organisations such as the Police Force, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Corrective Services and the Australian Protective Service.
ADF members must have completed 15 years remunerated and efficient service (prior to 20 April 1982) and be serving on or after 14 February 1975. Eligibility for the award of the medal and clasps to ADF members ceased on 19 April 1982 for Defence service.
The medal is bronze. The obverse shows the Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia within a rim carrying the inscription ‘THE NATIONAL MEDAL FOR SERVICE’. The reverse is plain.
The ribbon has 15 alternating gold and blue stripes. The colours were the national colours of Australia at the time of introduction.
||10 x 6 x 3 cm