A soldier who completes 15 years reckonable service from date of attestation or age 17½, whichever is later, shall be eligible for consideration, though there are a number of offences/misconduct which would normally preclude award of the LS and GCM. Awards are only made after a comprehensive check of a soldier’s record of service.
The Accumulated Service (ACSM) is awarded for 1080 days aggregated service in those theatres for which the GSM (e.g. Northern Ireland, Air Ops Iraq), an OSM (e.g. Sierra Leone or Afghanistan) or the Iraq Medal has been issued. An additional 1080 days is required for the award of the Clasp to the ACSM. More than 1 Clasp may be earned.
Miniature Medal General Service with NI ClaspUntil 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.
MBE Miniature Medal Achievement or service in and to the community which is outstanding in its field and has delivered sustained and real impact which stands out as an example to others. Key factors are outstanding achievement or service sustained contribution real impact local role model
OBE Miniature Medal Distinguished regional or county-wide role in any field, through achievement or service to the community including notable practitioners known nationally. Key factors are: regional or county-wide role impact of contribution felt by a significant number of people or across a broad geographical area
This award is authorized by the Secretary General of NATO for specific NATO operations relating to Kosovo. Awarded: For 30 days' service with NATO forces in Kosovo
Complex criteria govern the award of this medal, with varying lengths of service required depending on the operation and location.
The commemorative medal designed to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne was awarded to members of the emergency services, Prison Service & the following Armed Forces personnel: members of the Armed Forces (Regular & Reserves) who have completed five full calendar years of service on 6 February 2012 living holders of the Victoria Cross & George...
Awarded to personnel of the Regular, Reserve and Cadet forces who were in effective service on 6 February 2002, who had completed 5 full calendar years reckonable service and were properly enlisted on or before 7 February 1997. The medal was issued un-named.
The Medal with Clasp '16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991' was awarded for seven days continuous service in the Theatre of Operations as defined in the regulations between these dates, which signify the dates of the actual war.