Military Medal

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The Military Medal is awarded to Warrant Officers, non-commissioned officers and men for individual or associated acts of bravery on the recommendation of a Commander-in-Chief in the field.[1]

Bar

The silver, laurelled bar is awarded for a subsequent act or acts of bravery and devotion under fire.

Description

A circular, silver medal, 1.42 inches in diameter.

Obverse

King George V: A bareheaded effigy, in Field Marshal's uniform, facing left, and the legend: GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:

King George VI: A crowned effigy, facing left, and one of the legends:

GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP: (for WWII) GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: (for Korea)

Queen Elizabeth II: A crowned effigy, facing right, and the legend: ELIZABETH II D: G: BR: OMN: REGINA R: D: (for Korea)

Reverse

The reverse shows FOR/BRAVERY/IN THE/FIELD in four lines, encircled by a laurel wreath and surmounted by the Royal Cypher and Imperial Crown.

Mounting

An ornate scroll suspender is attached to the medal with a single-toe claw.

Ribbon

A dark blue ribbon, 1.25 inches wide, with five equal centre stripes of white, red, white, red, and white (0.125 inches each).

Naming

The regimental or equivalent number, rank, initials, surname and unit of the recipient appear in plain block capitals around the edge of the medal.

Dates

The medal was instituted on 25 March 1916.

Issued

Canadians have received 13, 654 medals, plus 848 first bars and 38 second bars.

There have been 438 Signals recipients of the MM, 40 Signals recipients of the first bar and 11 Signals recipients of the second bar. Please see Military Medal - Signals Recipients for a listing of the individuals.

References

  1. http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations/orders-decorations/mm