United Nations Emergency Force Middle East Medal

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The United Nations Emergency Force Medal was a medal awarded for 90 days consecutive service between 26 October 1973 to 24 July 1979 with the UN Emergency Force Middle East (UNEFME). UNEFME, was established in October 1973 to supervise the cease-fire between Egyptian and Israeli forces and, following the conclusion of the agreements of 18 January 1974 and 4 September 1975, to supervise the redeployment of Egyptian and Israeli forces and to control the buffer zones established under those agreements. The mandate for this Mission expired in July 1979 and the troops were withdrawn.[1]


A circular bronze alloy medal, 1.4 inches (35mm) in diameter.


There is no bar to this medal.


The obverse has a representation of the UN symbol surmounted by the straight letters UN, both in bas-relief.


The reverse has an inscription bearing the words IN THE SERVICE OF PEACE (only in English).


The ribbon bears a wide central band of a sand or buff colour symbolizing the Sinai Desert with two narrow dark blue lines through the middle, representing the Suez Canal. Two wide bars of UN blue appear at either end.


For mounting, a 0.5 inch (12mm) bronze ring, which holds the ribbon, passes through a small hollow ball at the top of a claw joined to the top of the medal.


For service between 26 October 1973 to 24 July 1979.


The medal is not named.


  1. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations/details/139