Korea Medal (Canadian)

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The Canadian Korea Medal was a Korean War medal awarded for service from 02 July 1950 to 27 July 1953. The medal was awarded to Canadian military personnel for one day on the strength of an army unit in Korea; or 28 days afloat; or one sortie over Korea by a member of the RCAF, 2 July 1950 - 27 July 1953.[1]


A circular medal, 1.42 inches (36 mm) across made of .800 fine silver. (Note that the British version of the medal is made of cupronickel and does not have the word CANADA at the bottom of the obverse.)


There is no bar.

A bronze oak leaf emblem is worn on the ribbon by those Mentioned in Despatches (MID). The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) received 33 MIDs and the Canadian Army 248 MIDs. Members of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals received 18.


The obverse shows an uncrowned coinage head of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right, with the legend ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA around the edge and the word CANADA at the bottom.


The reverse shows a hydra-headed monster of mythology being destroyed by Hercules with the word KOREA at the bottom.


The ribbon, 1.25 inches wide, consists of five equal stripes: yellow, blue, yellow, blue, and yellow.


For mounting, there is a single-toed scroll claw is attached to a plain, straight suspender.


The Canadian Korea Medal was instituted in 1951.


The recipient's name is engraved on the rim with their regimental number.


  1. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations/details/24