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Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) - Military

The Military Division of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) honours exceptional dedication and impact on the Australian society. Adorned with an exquisite mimosa flower pattern, the ribbon proudly displays the vibrant colours of Australia. Read more..

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SKU:BN1509

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SKU:
BN1509

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:
Honours & Awards,Imperial

Description

The Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) Military Division is a highly respected accolade that honours individuals for their meritorious service and contributions to the Australian community. Granted by the Governor-General of Australia, upon the advice of the Council for the Order of Australia, this esteemed medal serves to recognise achievements in a wide array of fields, from community service and philanthropy to arts and sciences.

Design

The central design motif for the medal is a mimosa flower head, crafted into a convex disc. This design is the cornerstone for all categories of the Order of Australia, including the associated lapel pins. The emblem is consistent across both the General and Military Divisions, maintaining a uniform appearance without any distinguishing features between the two.

Ribbon

The ribbon accompanying the medal features a royal blue background, highlighted by a central band of gold mimosa blossoms. These colours were carefully chosen to reflect Australia's national palette at the time the order was established. The full-sized ribbon for the Medal of the Order of Australia has a width of 32 millimetres. The ribbon of the Military Division is of the same design as the General Division, but edged with gold bands 1.5 millimetres wide.

Lapel Pin

The OAM is represented with a lapel pin for day to day use. Click here for more information: OAM Lapel Pin.

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.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) - Military 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.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) - Military 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.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) - Military 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.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) - Military 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.

Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) - Military 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.