General Service Medal GSM 1918-1962 EIIR
General Service Medal GSM 1918-1962 EIIR was awarded to military and RAF personnel for numerous campaigns and operations that fell short of full-scale war. It did not cover areas already catered for in the Africa and India general service medals. The clasp CANAL ZONE was instituted in October 2003 for service between October 1951 and October 1954.
Date: 1918 – 1962
Branch of Service: Army and RAF
Clasps are always awarded with this medal.
This particular medal has Elizabeth II crown, denoting the award was made during her reign. Please see the George VI version for those awarded before 1952.
Campaigns: Minor campaigns 1918 to 1962.
Branch of Service: Army and RAF.
Ribbon: Purple with a central green stripe.
Original Metal: Silver.
- Near East
- Arabian Peninsula
- Canal Zone
- Mention in Despatches (MiD) bronze oak leaf (post 1920)
- Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct – bronze oak leaf
- Queen’s Commendation for for Valuable Service in the Air – bronze oak leaf