Special Service Medal
A circular copper and zinc alloy medal, 36 mm in diameter.
The bars are silver in colour with a raised edge and bear the title of the bar on a pebbled background.
- PAKISTAN 1989-90
- JUGOSLAVIJA (bar cancelled, none issued)
- NATO + OTAN
The obverse has a maple leaf surrounded by a laurel wreath.
The reverse has the inscription "SPECIAL SERVICE SPÉCIAL" ensigned with the Royal Crown and Cypher.
The ribbon is 32 mm wide with a dark green centre (12 mm) flanked with white stripes (5mm) and edged with red (5 mm). The dark green is similar to the "unification green" of the uniform worn when the medal was approved in 1984, red and white are the official colours of Canada as appointed by King George V in 1921.
For mounting, a single-toe claw attached to the top of the medal and to the centre of a straight, slotted bar.
For service after, or underway as of, 11 June 1984.
The medal is not named.