Royal Naval Auxiliary Service Long Service Medal

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Royal Naval Auxiliary Service Long Service Medal
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Ribbon bar of the medal
TypeLong service medal
Awarded forAt least 12 years of active service
Presented bythe United Kingdom Royal Naval Auxiliary Service
EligibilityMembers of the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service
EstablishedJuly 1965 [1]
Order of Wear
Next (higher) Royal Naval Wireless Auxiliary Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal [2]
Next (lower) Air Efficiency Award [2]

The Royal Naval Auxiliary Service Long Service Medal was an award of the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service. The medal recognized 12 years of service, with bars being awarded for 12 subsequent years of service.

Appearance

The medal is 36 mm in diameter and made of cupro-nickel. The obverse depicts the crowned effigy of Elizabeth II. Around the edge are the words in relief ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F·D. The reverse bears an anchor surmounted by a naval crown surrounded by a wreath. Around the edge are the words in relief ROYAL NAVAL AUXILIARY SERVICE LONG SERVICE. Recipient's names are impressed upon the edge of the medal in capital letters. [3]

The medal is suspended from a dark blue ribbon with a narrow central green stripe. Near the edges are narrow green stripes bordered in white. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Mackay, James; Mussell, John W., eds. (2004). The Medal Yearbook 2004. Devon, UK: Token Publishing Ltd. p. 236. ISBN   9781870192620.
  2. 1 2 "No. 56878". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 March 2003. p. 3352.
  3. "Royal Naval Auxiliary Service LS&GC Medal". A Collector's Guide to British Military Medals. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2013.