Common Security Defence Policy Medal CSDP ESDP Full Size.
Common Security Defence Policy Medal is awarded for military operations involving the European Union and is also known as the European Security Defence Policy Medal
Branch of Service: Police.
Ribbon: Bright blue with central yellow stripe with an emblem denoting area of service.
Original Metal: Silver.
Description: (Obverse) Twelve five pointed stars in a circle; (reverse) PRO PACE UNUM in three lines (roughly translated as “United for peace”). The medal is fitted with a large ring for suspension. A clasp signifying the area of service is worn on the ribbon.
Further Information – Current EU Missions and Operations
This medal has been awarded to police and security personnel serving in any military operation under the auspices of the European Union. It has also been awarded to civilian police missions, as well as Canadian personnel (2005). The clasps denote service in the Democratic Republic of Congo from June to September 2003 (Artemis), with the EU Police mission in Bosnia since January 2003, for service in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia from March to December 2003 (Concordia) or December 2003 to December 2004 (Proxima), service in Bosnia since December 2004 (Althea) and service in Afghanistan since June 2007. Those serving more than one tour of duty are authorised to wear an arabic numeral on their ribbon to indicate this. Service for these medal(s) does not count as qualifying service towards the accumulated Campaign Service Medal. The ESDP Medal with clasp Althea has been approved for unrestricted acceptance and wearing by UK personnel—headquarters and units serving in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on this operation. The ESDP medal for planning and support for Operation Althea is not approved for acceptance or wear. Those presented may be retained as a keepsake.
- EU Copps
- EU NAVFOR Atalanta
- EUSEC South Sudan
- EUBAM Rafah
- EUCAP Nestor
- EUFOR RD Congo
- EUFOR Tchad/RCA
- EUPOL Copps
- EUSEC RD Congo
- EUTM Mali
- EUTM Somalia
- EUMM Georgia
- EULEX Kosovo
- Mention in Despatches (MiD) silver oak leaf (post 1994)
- Queen’s Commendation for Bravery (QCB) silver laurel leaves (post 1994)
- Queen’s Commendation for Bravery in the Air (QCBA) silver wings (post 1994)
- Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS) silver oak leaves (post 1994)