General Service Medal 1962 -
also known as:
Campaign Service Medal 1962 -
Instituted in 1964 to replace the Naval General Service Medal 1909 -
62 and the
General Service Medal 1918 - 62, and hence becoming the campaign
medal for all three services. Thirteen bars have been issued for
various minor campaigns, policing actions and minesweeping. When the
closing date for the Northern Ireland clasp is announced, it will
also signal the termination of the medal itself, as since 1999 no further new clasps for
this medal are to be created and its role is now
taken over by the Operational Service Medal.
Description: In silver, 36mm diameter with a swivelling suspender.
Obverse; the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II and the legend
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D. Reverse; the inscription FOR
CAMPAIGN SERVICE with a crown over, all within an oak wreath.
Naming: in small sans serif capitals for the UK. Australia and New
Zealand issues in larger letters, no unit given on Australian types.
This medal has since 2005 allegedly been laser engraved in a similar
style to the
Ribbon: purple, with wide green edge stripes.
Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for
Infantry and Cavalry units.)