AUSTRALIAN ARMY NAVY AIR FORCE OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL REPLICA MIDDLE EAST
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Offered is a replica Operational Service Medal, with ribbon. This is a well made die struck replica of the O.S.M. which has recently been awarded for operational service within the Australian Defence Force. Medal measures 37mm wide and comes with the correct Toye & Kenning U.K. made 15cm long (Great Middle East) ribbon. Perfect for displaying or adding to your replica medal bar. Additional service bars etc are not included with this item.
The Australian Operational Service Medal
This medal recognises service on Operations MANITOU, ACCORDION and OKRA from 1 July 2014, and service on Operation HIGHROAD from 1 January 2015.
The medal is a cupro-nickel medal finished in antique silver. The obverse bears an old-world stylised world globe signifying global operations, interlinked with a Federation Star. The globe is surrounded by the words ‘AUSTRALIAN OPERATIONAL SERVICE MEDAL’.
The reverse bears a central horizontal stylised scroll with the words ‘Defending Australia and its national interests’, overlaying a wreath of mimosa, above which sits an hour glass motif signifying the ongoing vigilance and timely response of Defence.
The colours of the ribbon have been chosen to represent specific aspects of the Greater Middle East Operation. Bone to represent sand, green to represent Australia and hope, black to represent anti-piracy and blue to represent the maritime and air aspects.
||10 × 6 × 3 cm