The Civil Defence Long Service Medal.

     Instituted 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.

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