Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
This long service medal was for service between 04 February 1902 and 23 September 1931. This medal is superseded by the Canadian Efficiency Medal.
Eligibility and Criteria
This medal was given for 20 years of service (war years count double) to non-permanent active militia, Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve (RNCVR) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Auxiliary. The ranks included Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers (NCOs) and non-commissioned members. The dates were 04 February 1902 to 23 September 1931.
A circular, silver medal, 1.42 inches in diameter. A plain, straight suspender with a single-toe claw, with double scroll claw supports on the rim, attaches to a straight, non-swiveling suspender.
On the obverse:
Queen Victoria: A diademed and veiled effigy, facing left;
King Edward VII: The king is seen in Field Marshal's uniform, facing left, and the legend: EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR
King George V: The king is seen in Field Marshal's uniform, facing left, and the legend: GEORGIVS V BRITT : OMN : REX ET IND : IMP :
The reverse shows an ornamental shield bearing the legend FOR / LONG SERVICE / IN THE / COLONIAL AUXILIARY / FORCES in five lines. Above the shield is the Imperial Crown with a spray of oak leaves to the left and a spray of laurel on the right.
The dark green ribbon is 1.25 inches wide.
- The number of medals awarded to Canadians, by reign, was as follows:*
- Queen Victoria - 1,350
- King Edward VII - 750
- King George V - 4,300
* There are probably more that are not on the official rolls.
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