Afghanistan Operational Service Medal OSM Full Size
Campaign: Operations after May 5, 2000.
Branch of Service: All branches of the armed forces.
Ribbon: Broad central red stripe, flanked by royal blue and light blue with buff edge stripes. The colours represent the three services.
Original Metal: Silver.
Description: (Obverse) crowned profile of Queen Elizabeth; (reverse) a four-pointed star with different crowns impaled on each point, the centre having the Union Jack in a circle surrounded by the inscription FOR OPERATIONAL SERVICE. The medal has a scrolled suspender with ornamental finials.
- Afghanistan (Awarded for service specifically in Afghanistan)
- A silver rosette is worn on the ribbon alone.
- Mention in Despatches (MiD) single silver oak leaf
- Queen’s Commendation for Bravery (QCB) Silver spray of laurel leaves
- Queen’s Commendation for Bravery in the Air (QCBA) Silver eagle
- Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS) Silver spray of oak leaves