Colonial Special Constabulary Medal

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Colonial Special Constabulary Medal
Colonial Special Constabulary Medal, Obverse.png Colonial Special Constabulary Medal, Reverse.jpg
Original obverse and reverse of the medal
TypeLong service medal
Awarded for9 years unpaid, or 15 years paid service
Presented by United Kingdom
EligibilityMembers of the Special Constabulary in British Overseas Territories
Clasps Awarded for a further 10 years service
Colonial Special Constabulary Long Service Medal ribbon.png
Ribbon of the medal
Order of Wear
Next (higher) South African Medal for War Services [1]

The Colonial Special Constabulary Medal was established on 1 April 1957 as a volunteer and part-time long service medal of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. On 10 April 2012 the medal became known as the Overseas Territories Special Constabulary Medal, and underwent a minor change in design. [2] This reflected the change in the way Britain's remaining colonies were described, they being classed as 'Overseas Territories' from 2002. [3]

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Eligibility

The medal is presented to members of the Special Constabulary of a British colony or Overseas Territory for long and meritorious service. It is awarded for part-time service of either nine years if unpaid, or fifteen years paid. A clasp is awarded for each further ten years of service. [4]

Description

Obverse since 2012 Overseas Territories Special Constabulary Medal, Obverse.jpg
Obverse since 2012

The medal is circular, silver and 36 mm (1.4 in) in diameter. It has the following design: [4]

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References

  1. "No. 56878". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 March 2003. p. 3353.
  2. "No. 60172". The London Gazette . 14 June 2012. p. 11415.
  3. Legislation.gov.uk (2011). "British Overseas Territories Act 2002". The National Archives.(Accessed 18 January 2019)
  4. 1 2 John Mussell (ed). Medal Yearbook 2015. p. 258. Published by Token Publishing Ltd. Honiton, Devon.
  5. D. W. Collett, editor. Medal Year Book 1981. p. 200. Published by Medals Yearbook, London E4.