Offered are 10 x full sized Republic of Korea War Service Medals for service during the Korean War.
These are well made die cast replicas of the original medals, which wereawarded to Australian, US and other allied forces for service in Korea in 1951 to recognise the assistance provided by members of the United Nations forces in combatting communist aggressions in Korea. (see full award details below). Medals measure 34mm x 45mm (correct Australian Honours & Awards specifications), feature burnished brass type metal base.
These are quality replicas, they can be worn on special occasions or framed as the purpose suits. Perfect for your medal mounting supplies or if you ever just wanted 10 of these! Medals do not come with ribbons, these are sold seperately.
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
The Republic of Korea War Service Medal was introduced by South Korea in 1951 to recognise the assistance provided by members of the United Nations forces in combatting communist aggressions in Korea.
During the Korean War, Australia used the Imperial Honours and Awards System and was therefore subject to the award policies set by the United Kingdom at the time. The regulations of the day did not permit the acceptance or wearing of this medal by British Commonwealth military personnel.
Following a campaign by the Australian Council of Korea Veterans Associations, a new offer of the medal was made by the South Korean government which was accepted, and approved for wear, by the Governor-General in 2017.
Eligibility for the Medal
Veterans who have been awarded with the Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 with Clasp KOREA are also eligible for the Republic of Korea War Service medal. The eligibility criteria, as directed by the Republic of Korea, is as follows:
Served between 25 June 1950 and 27 July 1953
The service prescribed must have been performed:
While on permanent assignment; or
While on temporary duty within the territorial limits of Korea or on waters immediately adjacent thereto for 30 consecutive days or 60 days not consecutive; or
While as crew members of aircraft in aerial flight over Korea participating in actual combat operations or in support of combat operations.