Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal

Significance

The Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal recognises long and efficient service by officers and instructors in the Australian Cadet Forces. It is awarded for 15 years service.

History

The Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal was created in 1999 and is the successor to the British Cadet Forces Medal, which ceased to be issued in Australia in 1974.

The Australian medal was formally established on 15 December 1999 by Letters Patent.

Past recipients

View the numbers awarded for the Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal.

How it is awarded

The Governor-General awards the Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal or a clasp on the recommendation of the Chief of the Defence Force or his/her delegate.

Clasps may be issued for each subsequent 5 years diligent service.

The Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal does not carry a post-nominal entitlement.

Medal design

Cadet Forces Service Medal - frontCadet Forces Service Medal - back

Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal

The Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal features the Cadet Forces emblem, which is encircled by the words 'Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal'.

The medal is nickel-silver and is ensigned with the Crown of Saint Edward.

A Federation Star is displayed on the back of the medal.

Medal Ribbon

The 32 millimetre-wide ribbon features vertical stripes of the traditional long service medal colours, gold and azure-blue. This central panel is flanked by stripes of blue, red and navy, which represent links with the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Navy.

Print fact sheet

The information on this page is available as a printable fact sheet.

More information

For more information on the Cadet Forces Service Medal contact:  

Directorate of Honours and Awards
T-1-49
Department of Defence
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Ph: 1800 111 321

Website: http://www.defence.gov.au/medals/

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Last Updated: 7 October, 2008