The Iraq Medal 2003 - (
"Operation Telic" )
The full award criteria are defined on the
Ministry of Defence website (opens in a new window)
The Ministry of Defence new tri- service medal office (at RAF
Innsworth ) are engraving these with their new laser medal engraver.
A high standard is achieved and the sans-serif capitals style of
naming is very uniform. The letters
have a darkened appearance which I assume is oxidation formed during the
Description: struck in cupro -nickel, 36mm diameter
with a swivelling suspender.
The obverse depicts the crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II
the legend "ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FID. DEF." The
depicts the ancient Assyrian Lamussu with "IRAQ" under.
Ribbon: sand coloured, with a central band of three narrow stripes
of black / white / red
issued: 19 MAR TO 28 APR 2003*
* A ribbon emblem (silver rosette) has been issued to denote
the award of the bar. (for when the ribbon alone is worn)
Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for
Infantry and Cavalry units.)