36mm wide circular silver medal with claw and ornate swivel scroll ribbon bar with original ‘NORTH WEST FRONTIER 1937-39’ clasp; the face with the crowned head of King George VI facing left, circumscribed ‘GEORGIUS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP: (George VI by the Grace of God King of Great Britain and Emperor of India); the reverse with a tiger above a mountainous landscape, circumscribed ‘INDIA’ above; attributed on the edge to 9828 SEP. MIRBAD SHAH, S.W. SCOUTS; on original ribbon. A near mint example.
The Medal was instituted on 3 August 1938 to be awarded for minor campaigns in India. It was awarded for actions from 1936 and was not awarded after the outbreak of World War II. The ‘North West Frontier 1937-39’ clasp was awarded for full-time active service in three very precisely defined areas between specific dates between 15 December 1937 and 31 December 1939.