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Naval General Service Medal NGSM 1915-1962 GVI Full Size

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Naval General Service Medal NGSM 1915-1962 GVI Full Size

Awarded to Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel for a particular campaign, denoted by the clasp, during the reign of George VI, 1936 – 1952.

Date: 1915 – 1962

Branch of Service: Royal Navy

Awarded to personnel for particular operations for which no separate campaign medal was awarded.

Clasps are always awarded with this medal. More than one clasp can be worn.

This particular medal has George GVI crown, denoting the award was made during his reign. Please see the Elizabeth II version for those awarded after 1952.

Instituted: 1915.

Campaigns: Naval actions 1915 to 1962.

Ribbon: White with broad crimson edges and two narrow crimson stripes towards the centre.

Original Metal: Silver.

Size: 36mm.

Description: (Obverse) effigy of the reigning monarch (see below). (Reverse) Britannia and two seahorses
travelling through the sea.

  • Palestine 1936 – 1939
  • SE Asia 1945 – 1946
  • Mine Sweeping 1945 – 1951
  • Palestine 1945 – 1948
  • Malaya
  • Yangtze 1949
  • Bomb & Mine Clearance 1945 – 1953
  • For clasps not listed, please contact us
  • Mention in Despatches (MiD) bronze oak leaf (post 1920)
  • King’s Commendation for Brave Conduct
  • King’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air
This medal is engraved with recipients details when first issued.

Additional information


Comments: Instituted for service in minor operations for which no separate medal might be issued. Five different obverses were employed: George V (1915-36), George VI Ind Imp (1936-49), George VI Fid Def (1949-52), Elizabeth II Br Omn (1952-53) and Elizabeth II Dei Gratia (1953-62). Medals issued with the first clasp include the name of the recipient’s ship but this lapsed in later awards. The Malaya clasp was issued with three types of medal: the George VI Fid Def and Elizabeth II Dei Gratia being the most common. The clasp Bomb & Mine Clearance 1945–46 is very rare as it was apparently only awarded to the Royal Australian Navy.


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