Medal of Bravery
A circular, silver medal, 36-mm in diameter.
A silver bar with a silver maple leaf in the centre is awarded for subsequent acts of bravery that would earn the award of the medal.
There is a large maple leaf in the centre surrounded by a wreath of laurel.
The Royal Cypher (EIIR) is in the centre with a crown above it. Around the edge on the left is the word BRAVERY and on the right the word BRAVOURE with a small flower separating the two words at the base.
A fleur de lis is attached to the top of the medal and to the bottom of a straight, slotted bar, through which the ribbon is passed. The medal is worn on the left breast by men or may be worn from a bow on the left shoulder by women.
The light crimson (red) ribbon is 32-mm wide with three blue stripes, (3-mm each), one in the middle and another 2-mm from each edge. A silver maple leaf is worn on the ribbon in undress if a bar is awarded.
The award was established on 01 May 1972 and first awarded on 20 July 1972.
There have been 3,595 plus 16 bars awarded as of 5 January 2019.
There have been 8 Signals and C&E Branch recipients of the MB. Please see Medal of Bravery - Signals Recipients for a listing of the individuals.
- Canadian Orders, Decorations and Medals, 6th Edition. Surgeon Captain John Blatherwick CM, CStJ, OBC, CD