Canadian Efficiency Decoration

Canadian Efficiency Decoration.  An oval oak wreath in silver, tied with gold, enclosing the Royal Cypher and surmounted by a gold crown.

Canadian Efficiency Decoration

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Context

This long service decoration is superseded by Canadian Forces Decoration and was issued until 17 August 1942.

Eligibility and Criteria

This decoration was given for 20 years of commendable service to commissioned officers who were non-permanent active militia and also to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and Reserve up until August 17, 1942. The decoration was established on September 23, 1931 and was for members who joined before September 1, 1939. War service counted double for this medal. Half of the time spent in the ranks counted towards this medal.

Description

An oval oak wreath in silver, tied with gold, enclosing the Royal Cypher and surmounted by a gold crown. For mounting, a ring passes through a small hole at the top of the crown. There is a bar at the top of the ribbon with the word CANADA on it.

The obverse features one of the Royal Cyphers GRV, GRI or EIIR.

The reverse is plain for engraving names.

The green ribbon is 1.5 inches wide, with a central yellow stripe.

Bars

The bar was awarded for serving 20 additional years.

Historical Notes

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