Canadian Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
It replaced the Colonial Permanent Forces Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. It was itself replaced by the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) which was introduced in 1951 for those enrolled after 1 September 1939 and was open to officers.
A circular, silver medal, 36-mm in diameter.
A bar was awarded for 18 additional years service.
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 with two legends:
- 1937 – 1948: GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX ET INDIAE IMP:
- 1948 – 1952: GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:
- Queen Elizabeth II:A crowned effigy, facing right, and the legend:ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
The reverse shows the inscription: FOR LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT in four lines in large letters.
The crimson ribbon is 32-mm wide, with 4-mm wide white edges.
A solid bar with the word CANADA on it is welded to the top of scroll arms, which, in turn, are attached to the medal by a single-toe claw.
This medal is awarded for service between when it was authorized in Canada in 1932 to members who joined prior to 1 September 1939.
The recipient's rank, initials and surname are engraved around the edge.
The number of medals awarded to Canadians, by reign, was as follows:
- King George V - 700
- King George VI - 1,250
- Queen Elizabeth II - 250
- first bars (1944-49) - 32
- second bars - 2
References and Notes
- Officers with 12 years in the ranks could be awarded this medal. Permanent Force Officers did not receive Long Service Medals or Decorations until the Canadian Forces Decoration came into being.
- Information on this page is from Canadian Orders Decorations and Medals 6
- Authorized 26 August 1944