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Afghanistan Operational Service Medal OSM Miniature

Miniature £18.00 (Inc. Vat)


Afghanistan Operational Service Medal OSM Miniature

Date: 1999.

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.

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
Cannot be engraved.

Additional information


Awarded to personnel who had thirty days continuous service in the Middle East (including Cyprus) between 2 August 1990 and 7 March 1991, or seven days between 16 January 1991 and 28 February 1991, or service with the Kuwait Liaison Team on 2 August 1990, the date of the Iraqi invasion. Two clasps were sanctioned and awarded to personnel who qualified for active service with the Liaison Team or in the operations to liberate Kuwait. A rosette is worn on the ribbon alone to denote the campaign clasps. Naming is in impressed capitals. More than 45,000 medals were awarded. See also the Kuwait and Iraq-Turkey clasps awarded to the General Service Medal 1962. About 1,500 civilians, including members of British Aerospace working at Dahran, also received the medal with the clasp 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991.


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