Navy Class A Badge
Eligibility and Criteria
When the Order in Council P.C. 777 re-designated the Candian Expeditionary Force (CEF) War Badges and created a special Class A War Service Badge for issue only to those men who served at the Front (ie. on the Western Front) the majority members of Canada's Naval Services were excluded. Recognizing the inequity of this, Order in Council P.C. 1038 of May 1919, established a Canadian Naval War Badge Class A (Class AA) for services at sea, on any battle front, or ashore in the British Isle (P.C. 1038, The Canada Gazette, No. Vol. #, Apr-Jun 1919 (31 May, 1919), p. 3688).
The Naval Class A (Class AA) badge is a silver coloured metal pin, 1 5/16 inches high and 1 3/8 inches wide with a horizontal jewellers pin fitting; on top the word CANADA on a scroll surmounted by a Tutor Crown; two fouled anchors leaning into the centre of the badge; below a scroll with the words SERVICES RENDERED.
Unlike other service badges the Navy Class A badge had no specific packaging. The badges were delivered loose from the manufacturer.
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