Australian Service Medal 1945-1975

Significance

The Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 recognises service in prescribed peacekeeping or non-warlike operations.

History

The Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 was introduced in 1995 for service in prescribed peacekeeping or non-warlike operations in the 30-year period following World War II.

Before the introduction of this medal there had been a gap between the Australia Service Medal 1939-1945 (an Imperial Award) and the current Australian Service Medal .

The medal was introduced on the recommendation of the Committee of Inquiry into Defence and Defence-related Awards (CIDA).

The Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 was established on 22 February 1995 by Letters Patent.

Past recipients

View the numbers awarded for the Australian Service Medal 1945-1975.

How it is awarded

The Governor-General awards the Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 on the recommendation of the Chief of the Defence Force or their delegate.

The medal is awarded with a clasp denoting the prescribed operation. The following clasps have been approved by the Governor-General: Japan, Korea, PNG, SW Pacific, Indonesia, Middle East, Berlin, Germany, Kashmir, FESR, SE Asia, Thailand (UBON 1/5/62-24/6/65, Crown 1/5/62-24/6/65), W New Guinea and Special Ops (3/9/45-13/2/75 CDF Specify). Subsequent awards to the same person are made with an additional clasp.

For an application form write to:

Directorate of Honours and Awards
T-1-49
Department of Defence
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Or phone the free-call number: 1800 111 321

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

The medal is awarded with a clasp denoting the prescribed operation.

There is no post-nominal for this medal.

Medal design

Australia Service Medal 1945-1975 - front

Australian Service Medal
1945-1975

The Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 is a nickel-silver medal ensigned with the Crown of St Edward. The obverse features the Commonwealth Coat of Arms above a spray of golden wattle .

The reverse of the medal shows the Federation Star and golden wattle.

Medal ribbon

The medal ribbon has a central gold stripe flanked by two green stripes which in turn are flanked by stripes of silver-grey, dark and light blue.

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Last Updated: 29 September, 2008