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AOSM Border Protection

The AOSM Border Protection is an esteemed service medal for Australian Defence Force members involved in border protection operations. It showcases the Australian Commonwealth Coat of Arms and Southern Cross constellation. Read more..

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SKU:BN3401

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SKU:
BN3401

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

The Australian Operational Service Medal (AOSM) Border Protection is a military service medal awarded to members of the Australian Defense Force (ADF) who have served in border protection operations, including the interception and management of maritime arrivals of irregular immigrants, illegal fishing activities, and other related operations.

Eligibility

The medal was established on July 14, 2010, and is awarded for service in Australian border protection operations since the cessation of Operation Relex II on December 17, 2006. Eligible operations include border protection operations such as Operation Resolute, Operation Sovereign Borders, and Operation Relex II.

Design

The medal features a central design of the Australian Commonwealth Coat of Arms on the obverse, surrounded by the words "Australian Operational Service Medal" and "Border Protection." The reverse of the medal displays a stylized version of a Southern Cross constellation.

Ribbon

The ribbon of the AOSM Border Protection is green with two gold stripes and two blue stripes. The green symbolizes Australia's maritime borders, while the blue represents the seas that the ADF has protected. The gold stripes represent the ADF's contribution to border protection operations.

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.

AOSM Border Protection 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.

AOSM Border Protection 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.

AOSM Border Protection 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.

AOSM Border Protection 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.

AOSM Border Protection 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.