Medal for Operations
in North Africa. 1958
Medaille des Operations en Afrique du Nord. 1958
11th January 1958 For award to personnel with a minimum of three
months service in North Africa ( Algeria Tunisia and Morocco.)1
Description: 30mm diameter in bronze (sometimes
gilt finish) Obverse same as the
Colonial Medal. Reverse; two types - first with the inscription
" MEDAILLE COMMEMORATIVE OPERATIONS SECURITE ET MAINTIEN DE L'ORDRE"
and another version "MEDAILLE COMMEMORATIVE D'AFRIQUE DU NORD"
within an oak and laurel wreath.
Official bars &
( 31st October 1954 - 1st July 1964)
(1st January 1952 - 5th May 1958)
(1st June 1953 - 5th May 1958)
1. later extended to troops present in Mauritania from
1957 to 1960
2. the official title of this medal is "Médaille
Commémorative des Opérations de Sécurité et de Maintien de l' Ordre"
(The Commemorative Medal of Operations for Security and Maintenance
of Law and Order)