Commissionaires Long Service Medal

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The Commissionaires Long Service Medal is a long service medal awarded to members of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires who have completed 12 years of service in the Corps.

The medal is administered by the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and not The Department of National Defence.[1]


A nickel-plated brass (silver in colour) circular medal of 35mm in diameter.


A bar is awarded for each additional period of five years of service. The bar to the Medal is silver and bears a stylized maple leaf in its centre. The bar is worn centred on the ribbon; if multiple bars have been awarded, they shall be evenly spaced on the ribbon. A maximum of three bars may be awarded to an individual.


On the obverse a natural maple leaf surmounted by a sword, an anchor and an eagle surrounded by a garter bearing the words "VIRTUTE ET INDUSTRIA" (With courage and hard work).


On the reverse, around the outer edge are the words "THE CANADIAN CORPS OF COMMISSIONAIRES - LE CORPS CANADIEN DES COMMISSIONNAIRES", the center being plain.


The ribbon is 32mm wide with a dark red central stripe of 13 mm on each side of which are stripes of white (6mm) and dark blue (3mm).


The medal has a straight suspension bar bearing the words "LABOR OMNIA VINCIT" (work conquers all) linked to the medal by three eyelets.


This medal, first approved by the Secretary of State on 20 August 1948 (in a slightly different form) has been incorporated in the Canadian Honours system by Order in Council effective 26 February 1998.


The medal is not named.

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