Canadian Efficiency Medal
A silver oval medal, 38-mm by 32-mm.
A silver bar, with a crown etched in the centre was awarded for every 6 additional years.
On the obverse:
- King George V: A crowned effigy in robes, facing left, and the legend: GEORGIVS.V.D.G.BRITT.OMN REX.ET.INDIAE.IMP.
- King George VI: A crowned effigy, facing left, and one of the legends:
- (a) GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX ET INDIAE IMP: (issued 1937 - 1948)
- (b) GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF: (issued 1948 - 1952)
- Queen Elizabeth II: A crowned effigy, facing right, and the legend:ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FID.DEF.
The reverse has the inscription: FOR/ EFFICIENT/ SERVICE in three lines.
The green ribbon is 32-mm wide, with 3-mm yellow edge stripes.
A scroll with the word CANADA on it is superimposed on a horizontal bar attached to two large laurel leaves. The leaves are attached to the medal by a single-toe claw with double scroll claw supports on the rim.
31 December 1931 for members joining on or before 1 September 1939.
The recipient's rank, name, and service appear on the rim.
The number of medals awarded to Canadians, by reign, was as follows:
- King George V: 1,600
- King George VI: 10,600
- Queen Elizabeth II: 475
There were 3,200 first bars, 845 second bars, 140 third bars, 18 fourth bars and 3 fifth bars awarded.
References and Notes
- Information on this page is from Canadian Orders Decorations and Medals 6