The Gulf Medal 1990-91
Instituted in1992 for award to personnel with 30 days service
in the Middle East or Cyprus between 2 August 1990 and the 7th March
1991, or seven days service between 16th January and 28th February
1991. Personnel present with the Kuwaiti liaison team on the day of
the Iraqi invasion ( 2nd August 1990 ) are eligible. Approximately
1500 civilians were also awarded the medal, including the British
Aerospace employees working at Dharan.
Description: cupro -nickel 36mm diameter with a swivelling suspender.
The obverse depicts the crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II and
the Legend "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FID. DEF." The reverse
bears the inscription "THE GULF MEDAL 1990 -91" and the tri-service
emblem of an anchor, eagle and an automatic rifle.
issued: "2 AUG 1990" (rare) and "16 JAN TO 28 FEB 1991".
small sans-serif capitals, no punctuation.
Ribbon, sand coloured, with tricolour edges symbolic of the three
forces; dark blue - Navy, red - Army, light blue - Air
Also see Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti Liberation
Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for
Infantry and Cavalry units.