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.

Two bars issued: "2 AUG 1990" (rare) and "16 JAN TO 28 FEB 1991".
Naming: Impressed 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 Force.

Also see Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti Liberation medals
and Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for Infantry and Cavalry units.


British Gulf medal 1990

gulf medal reverse





Naming examples below; Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, Royal Army Medical Corps, 16/5 Lancers,  Royal Air Force.






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