|Cadet Forces Medal|
Reverse of medal
|Type||Long service medal|
|Awarded for||12 years' service.|
|Presented by||United Kingdom and New Zealand and formerly Australia|
|Eligibility||Commissioned Officers and non commissioned adult instructors of the UK Cadet Forces, and Commissioned Officers of the Australian (prior to 1974) and New Zealand Cadet Forces.|
|Clasps||every 8 years additional service in NZ or 6 additional years in the UK|
|Established||1 February 1950|
|Order of Wear|
|Next (higher)||Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces|
|Next (lower)|| H.M. Coastguard Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (United Kingdom) |
New Zealand Defence Service Medal (New Zealand)
The Cadet Forces Medal is awarded to recognise long and efficient service by Commissioned Officers and non commissioned adult instructors of the UK Cadet Forces: The Army Cadet Force, the RAFAC Air Training Corps, the Sea Cadets and Combined Cadet Force, and Commissioned Officers of the New Zealand Cadet Forces. It is awarded for 12 years service or when commissioned. [ failed verification ] Additional clasps are issued for every 8 years additional service in New Zealand & for 6 additional years in the UK.
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