The Civil Defence Long Service
March 1961 and awarded for 15 years service in a variety of
different organizations including; Auxiliary Fire Service, National
Hospital Service Reserve and the Civil Defence.
Description: Oval 38mm high by 32mm wide in
cupro-nickel. Obverse; the crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II and
the legend ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FID. DEF. The
reverse depicts three shields bearing the initials of the three main
services "CD", "AFS" and "NHSR" with and oak branch in the
background. A Northern Ireland version exists with the lower shields
bearing "AFRS" and "HRS"
Naming : issued unnamed.
Bars: A bar bearing "LONG SERVICE" is issued for further
periods of 12 years service1.
Ribbon: Dark blue with three stripes of yellow red and green.
(yellow is worn furthest from the left shoulder.)
1. The medal is now only in use in the Channel Islands
and the Isle of Man.