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Australian Service Medal 1945-1975

The Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 is a distinguished military accolade recognising non-combatant contributions in the Australian Defence Force. Crafted from nickel-silver, it showcases the iconic Australian Coat of Arms and a Federation Star. Read more..

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BN3226
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SKU:BN3226

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SKU:
BN3226

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 Australian Service Medal 1945-75 is a military decoration awarded to recognize non-warlike service in the Australian Defence Force between September 3, 1945, and February 13, 1975. This medal honors the dedicated service of military personnel during the early years of the post-World War II period and in various peacekeeping missions.

Design

The medal is made of nickel-silver. The obverse displays the Australian Coat of Arms encircled by the inscription "THE AUSTRALIAN SERVICE MEDAL 1945 - 1975." The reverse showcases a Federation Star with a designated engraving space, surrounded by sprigs of wattle.

Ribbon

The ribbon consists of a central thin yellow stripe, flanked by stripes of green and silver, with outer stripes of dark blue on the left, and light blue on the right.

Clasps

The Australian Service Medal 1945-75 is awarded with clasps to denote the specific non-warlike operation or area of service. Additional clasps are presented for subsequent awards of the medal. These clasps include:

  • BERLIN
  • FESR (Far East Strategic Reserve)
  • GERMANY
  • INDONESIA
  • JAPAN
  • KASHMIR
  • KOREA
  • MIDDLE EAST
  • PNG (Papua New Guinea)
  • SE ASIA
  • SPECIAL OPS
  • SW PACIFIC
  • THAILAND
  • W NEW GUINEA

The Australian Service Medal 1945-75 commemorates the commitment and dedication of the Australian Defence Force personnel who served in non-warlike operations during the specified period, reflecting the nation's gratitude for their service.

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.

Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 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.

Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 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.

Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 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.

Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 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.

Australian Service Medal 1945-1975 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.