Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration - VD

Colonial Auxilary Forces Officer Decoration.  The decoration is oval, 1.25 inches by 1.44 inches, with the Royal Cypher in the centre in silver gilt, surrounded by a chaste silver band bearing the inscription COLONIAL AUXILIARY FORCES.

Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration - VD

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Context

This long service decoration was superseded by the Canadian Efficiency Decoration and was established in 1899.

Eligibility and Criteria

This decoration is awarded to non-permanent active militia, with the rank of commissioned officers, for 20 years of commendable service. It was awarded from February 4, 1901 until being discontinued on December 31, 1931.

Description

The decoration is oval, 1.25 inches by 1.44 inches. For mounting, a small ring behind the top of the crown attaches to a small ring attached to the bottom of the thin wire suspender. The silver top broach is decorated with laurel.

The obverse has the Royal Cypher in the centre in silver gilt, surrounded by a silver band bearing the inscription COLONIAL AUXILIARY FORCES. The oval surmounted by the Imperial Crown in silver gilt. The Royal Cyphers VRI, ERI VII, and GRI appeared on the decorations issued to Canadians.

The reverse is plain for engraving names in the crown area at top.

The dark green ribbon is 1.5 inches wide.

Bars

The bar is awarded for 20 additional years of service.

Postnomials

The recipient is entitled to use the letters “VD” after their name.

Historical Notes

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