Colonial Auxiliary Long Service Medal

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The Colonial Auxiliary Long Service Medal, is a long service medal for service between 4 February 1902 and 23 September 1931. The medal was given for 20 years of service (war years counted double) to non-permanent active militia, Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve (RNCVR) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Auxiliary. The ranks included Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers (NCOs) and non-commissioned members.[1]

The medal was superseded by the Canadian Efficiency Medal.

Description

A circular, silver medal, 1.42 inches in diameter.

Bars

There are no bars for this medal.

Obverse

On the obverse:

Queen Victoria: A diademed and veiled effigy, facing left;
King Edward VII: The king is seen in Field Marshal's uniform, facing left, and the legend: EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR
King George V: The king is seen in Field Marshal's uniform, facing left, and the legend: GEORGIVS V BRITT : OMN : REX ET IND : IMP :

Reverse

The reverse shows an ornamental shield bearing the legend FOR / LONG SERVICE / IN THE / COLONIAL AUXILIARY / FORCES in five lines. Above the shield is the Imperial Crown with a spray of oak leaves to the left and a spray of laurel on the right.

Ribbon

The dark green ribbon is 1.25 inches wide.

Mounting

For mounting purposes, a plain, straight suspender with a single-toe claw, with double scroll claw supports on the rim, attaches to a straight, non-swiveling suspender.

Dates

This medal is awarded for service between 4 February 1901 and 23 September 1931.

Naming

The recipient's name, number and rank are engraved on the rim.

Issued

The number of medals awarded to Canadians, by reign, was as follows:[2]

Queen Victoria - 1,350
King Edward VII - 750
King George V - 4,300

References and Notes

  1. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations/details/64
  2. There are probably more that are not on the official rolls.