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HOSM Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal

The prestigious Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (HOSM) is a symbol of unwavering commitment to global humanitarian aid. Meticulously crafted, it honours those who selflessly contribute to vital causes, making a lasting impact worldwide. Read more..

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SKU:BN3320

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SKU:
BN3320

Specifications

Brand Group 1, Brand Group 2, Product Group 2, Product Group 3, Organisation,

Specifications

Brand Group 1:
Brands
Brand Group 2:
Medals of Australia
Product Group 2:
Medals
Product Group 3:
Replica Medals
Organisation:
Australian,Honours & Awards

Description

This medal is always awarded with a clasp. Please add the required clasp to your cart.

The Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal is an esteemed recognition administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. It is bestowed upon members of recognised charitable or humanitarian groups who provide vital humanitarian assistance in designated areas of the world.

Clasps

The HOSM is always awarded with a clasp. Currently there are 22 clasps that have been awarded, including but not limited to:

  • Haiti
  • Indian Ocean
  • Japan
  • Philippines
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan II
  • Ukraine
  • Vanuatu

These clasps represent the diverse areas where Defence has provided humanitarian assistance. Each clasp signifies the specific location or operation in which the medal recipient has significantly contributed to humanitarian efforts.

Design

Crafted precisely, the antique nickel-silver medal features a stylised eucalyptus tree and gum nuts on the obverse. The reverse displays the inscription 'FOR OVERSEAS HUMANITARIAN SERVICE' surrounded by gum nuts.

Ribbon

The ribbon, in green with a central gold stripe, symbolises the dedication of individuals engaged in overseas humanitarian efforts.

The Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal recognizes profound humanitarian service in assisting individuals in need, even in challenging environments such as international peacekeeping operations, civil unrest, or times of war. This medal is a meaningful tribute, honouring the selfless contributions of individuals to humanitarian causes worldwide.

Unmounted Medals

If you order your medal unmounted, the medal and ribbon will be supplied as separate components. Miniature medals will be supplied with 15cm of ribbon and full size medals will be supplied with 30cm of ribbon.

HOSM Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal Full Size Court Mounted

The court mounting of medals involves securing medals to a stiff backing board, along with the placement of a brooch fitting on the board. This ensures that the medals remain firmly in place and do not shift or move about while being worn.

It is mandatory for active members of the Australian Defence Force to have their medals court mounted, as it is considered the appropriate method of presenting military honours in a professional and respectful manner. By doing so, the medals are given proper recognition and are displayed in a neat and organized fashion.

HOSM Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal Full Size Swing Mounted

The swing mounting of medals refers to the attachment of a medal to a ribbon that is allowed to hang freely from a brooch, which in turn is affixed to a uniform or clothing. This mounting style was commonly used for medals from the Boer War up to and including World War II, although there are no fixed guidelines or regulations regarding its use.

HOSM Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal Miniature Court Mounted

Miniature Court Mounted medals are mounted using the same method as Full size medals, yet they are typically worn to ceremonies were wearing full size medals would be impractical. These medals are commonly worn to all ceremonies that take place after 6 pm such as dinners.

HOSM Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal Miniature Swing Mounted

Miniature Swing Mounted medals are mounted using the same method as Full size medals, yet they are typically worn to ceremonies were wearing full size medals would be impractical. These medals are commonly worn to all ceremonies that take place after 6 pm such as dinners.

HOSM Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal Ribbon Bar

A ribbon bar is a small, rectangular display of ribbons worn on military uniforms to represent various honours and awards earned by the wearer. These ribbons are arranged in a specific order and are attached to a backing, which is then attached to the uniform. Ribbon bars are a compact and convenient way for military personnel to display their achievements and are often used in situations where a full-sized medal or award would be impractical.