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South Atlantic Medal Miniature

Miniature £18.00 (Inc. Vat)


South Atlantic Medal Miniature

Date: 1982.

Campaign: Falkland Islands and South Georgia 1982.

Branch of Service: British forces.

Ribbon: Watered silk blue, white, green, white and blue.

Original Metal: Cupro-nickel.

Size: 36mm.

Description: (Obverse) crowned profile of Queen Elizabeth II; (reverse) laurel wreath below the arms of the Falkland Islands with SOUTH ATLANTIC MEDAL inscribed round the top.

A silver rosette worn on the medal ribbon itself denotes at least one full day’s service within 35° and 60° South latitude or at least one operational sortie south of Ascension Island, between 2 April and 14 June 1982.
  • Mention in Despatches (MiD) single bronze oak leaf (pre 1994)
  • 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


Awarded to all personnel who took part in operations in the South Atlantic for the liberation of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands following the Argentinian invasion. To qualify, the recipient had to have at least one full day’s service in the Falklands or South Georgia, or 30 days in the operational zone including Ascension Island. Those who qualified under the first condition were additionally awarded a large rosette for wear on the ribbon.


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