WW1 AUSTRALIAN BRITISH MILITARY MEDAL REPLICA ANZAC M.M. GALLANTRY A.I.F.

Offered is a replica Australian/British King George V era (1911-1936) Military Medal with ribbon. This is a well made die cast replica of an original issue medal. Originally awarded for specific acts of battlefield leadership and gallantry. This replica medal measures 36mm wide and comes with the correct Toye & Kenning U.K. made 15cm long ribbon. Perfect for displaying or adding to your replica medal bar. Obverse The obverse of the medal shows the effigy of the reigning monarch, King George V, with “GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:” to rim. Reverse The reverse has the inscription “FOR...

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Offered is a replica Australian/British King George V era (1911-1936) Military Medal with ribbon. This is a well made die cast replica of an original issue medal. Originally awarded for specific acts of battlefield leadership and gallantry. This replica medal measures 36mm wide and comes with the correct Toye & Kenning U.K. made 15cm long ribbon. Perfect for displaying or adding to your replica medal bar.

Obverse

The obverse of the medal shows the effigy of the reigning monarch, King George V, with "GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:" to rim.

Reverse

The reverse has the inscription "FOR BRAVERY IN THE FIELD" in four lines, surrounded by a laurel wreath, surmounted by the Royal Cypher and Imperial Crown.

Ribbon

The ribbon is dark blue, 1.25 inches wide with five equal centre stripes of white, red, white, red, and white, each 0.125 inches wide.

Eligibility

From September 1916 members of the Royal Naval Division, serving on Western Front alongside the Army, were made eligible for military decorations, including the Military Medal, for the war's duration. It could also be awarded to members of the Royal Air Force for gallant service on the ground. Eligibility for the MM was extended, by a Royal Warrant dated 21 June 1916, to women whether British subjects or foreign, with the first awards gazetted on 1 September 1916.

Although nurses of the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) and the Territorial Force Nursing Service (TFNS) and other women serving with the British Army often had the social status of officers, they did not hold an officer's commission and were therefore ineligible for the Military Cross, but could and were awarded the MM. Since 1918 recipients of the Military Medal have been entitled to the post-nominal letters "MM". Eligibility was extended to soldiers of the Indian Army in 1944.

The Military Medal was discontinued in 1993, as part of the review of the British honours system, which recommended removing distinctions of rank in respect of awards for bravery. Since then the Military Cross, previously only open to Commissioned and Warrant Officers, has been awarded to all ranks. The MM had also been awarded by Commonwealth countries but by 1990's most, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand, were establishing their own honours systems and no longer recommended British honours.

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 6 × 3 cm