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Gulf Medal Miniature

Miniature £16.00 (Inc. Vat)

Description

Gulf Medal Miniature

Date: 1992.

Campaign: Kuwait and Saudi Arabia 1990-91.

Branch of Service: British forces.

Ribbon: Sand-coloured broad central stripe flanked by narrow stripes of dark blue, red and light blue (left) or light blue, red and dark blue (right) representing the sands of the desert and the three armed services.

Description: (Obverse) crowned profile of Queen Elizabeth II; (reverse) an eagle and automatic rifle superimposed on an anchor, symbolising the three armed services. The dates of the Gulf War appear at the foot.

  • 2 Aug 1990
  • 16 Jan-28 Feb 1991
  • A silver rosette is worn on the ribbon alone.
  • Mention in Despatches (MiD) single bronze oak leaf
  • Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct (QCBC) single bronze oak leaf
  • Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air (QCVSA) single bronze oak leaf
Cannot be engraved.

Additional information

INFO

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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