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The Royal Navy have had a long service medal since 1830, and this medal was originally awarded for twenty-one years’ exemplary conduct. This was reduced to ten years in 1874 and later increased to the present requirement of fifteen in 1885. Bars for further periods of equal service were introduced in 1951.

The current design has been in use since 1847, albeit with slight differences to detail and suspension. Also awarded to the Royal Marines, recipients' details are impressed on the rim. The medal was also awarded in the dominions of Canada and Australia before those countries introduced their own distinct awards. It is still issued to the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Historically known as the "PD" or "Pierre Doo" because the ribbon has the same colours as the P signal flag.

Medals awarded to the Royal Navy

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