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==Medal==
 
==Medal==
  
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==Qualifying criteria==
 
==Qualifying criteria==
  
Awarded for 30 days accumulated service in Northern Ireland from 14 August 1969 to a date to be decided.
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Awarded for 30 days service in various theatres of operation.
  
 
Full details are laid out in DCI JS 22/92.
 
Full details are laid out in DCI JS 22/92.
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Until 1962, separate General Service Medals had been issued to Naval personnel (the Naval GSM 1915) and Army and RAF personnel (the GSM 1918). The GSM 1962 was instituted in 1962 to replace these medals and was awarded to personnel of all services for campaigns and operations that fell short of full-scale war.
 
Until 1962, separate General Service Medals had been issued to Naval personnel (the Naval GSM 1915) and Army and RAF personnel (the GSM 1918). The GSM 1962 was instituted in 1962 to replace these medals and was awarded to personnel of all services for campaigns and operations that fell short of full-scale war.
  
Since its inception, it has been awarded for 13 such campaigns: 'Borneo', 'Radfan', 'South Arabia', 'Malay Peninsula', 'South Vietnam', 'Northern Ireland', 'Dhofar', 'Lebanon', 'Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez', 'Gulf', 'Kuwait', 'N. Iraq & S. Turkey' and 'Air Operations Iraq'.
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Since its inception, it has been awarded for 13 such campaigns:
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*[[Borneo]]
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*Radfan
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*South Arabia
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*Malay Peninsula
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*South [[Vietnam]]
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*[[Northern Ireland]]
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*Dhofar
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*[[Lebanon]]
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*Mine Clearance Gulf of Suez
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*Gulf
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*[[Kuwait]]
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*N Iraq & S Turkey
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*Air Operations [[Iraq]]
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Award of any new Clasps to the GSM was discontinued on 31 December 1999 on the introduction of the new Operational Service Medal (OSM) on 1 January 2000. The General Service Medal 1962 ceased to be awarded in 2007 upon the ending of [[Operation BANNER]].
  
Award of any new Clasps to the GSM was discontinued on 31 December 1999 on the introduction of the new Operational Service Medal (OSM) on 1 January 2000. However, while Northern Ireland continues to be a qualifying area for the GSM, the GSM with Clasp will continue to be awarded provided the requisite service has been completed. The award of the Clasp ‘Air Operations Iraq’, which had been issued since 1991, ended on 30 April 2003.
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[[Category: Medals]]

Latest revision as of 14:08, 26 November 2010

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GSM 1962-2007

Medal

Silver and circular in shape. The obverse of the medal shows the crowned effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse bears the image of an oak wreath surrounding the words ‘For Campaign Service’.

Clasp

13 different Clasps have been awarded with the GSM 1962. Award of Clasps to the GSM are not denoted by the wearing of an emblem when the ribbon alone is worn.

Ribbon

A wide central purple stripe flanked by narrow green stripes.

Qualifying criteria

Awarded for 30 days service in various theatres of operation.

Full details are laid out in DCI JS 22/92.

About the GSM 1962

Until 1962, separate General Service Medals had been issued to Naval personnel (the Naval GSM 1915) and Army and RAF personnel (the GSM 1918). The GSM 1962 was instituted in 1962 to replace these medals and was awarded to personnel of all services for campaigns and operations that fell short of full-scale war.

Since its inception, it has been awarded for 13 such campaigns:

Award of any new Clasps to the GSM was discontinued on 31 December 1999 on the introduction of the new Operational Service Medal (OSM) on 1 January 2000. The General Service Medal 1962 ceased to be awarded in 2007 upon the ending of Operation BANNER.

Campaign Medals

Operational Service Medal | NATO Medal (Non Article 5) | Iraq Medal | UNPROFOR Bosnia | NATO Bosnia | NATO Kosovo | Gulf Medal | South Atlantic Medal | Rhodesia Medal | General Service Medal 1918 | General Service Medal 1962 | Africa General Service Medal | Korea Medal


Honours, Awards and Decorations
Honours | Gallantry Awards | Campaign Medals | Royal Navy Awards | Army Awards | Royal Air Force Awards | TA Awards | Foreign Awards