Canadian Efficiency Medal
This medal was superseded by the Canadian Forces Decoration and was awarded until 17 August 1942.
Eligibility and Criteria
This medal is awarded for 12 years of service to non-permanent active militia, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Auxiliary and reserve until 17 August 1942. Ranks receiving the medal included Warrant Officers, non-commissioned officers (NCOs) and non-commissioned members. The dates were 23 September 1931 for members joining before 01 September 1939.
A silver oval medal, 1.5 inches by 1.25 inches. For mounting, a scroll with the word CANADA on it is superimposed on a horizontal bar attached to two large laurel leaves. The leaves are attached to the medal by a single-toe claw with a double scroll claw supports on the rim.
On the obverse:
King George V: A crowned effigy in robes, facing left, and the legend: GEORGIVS · V · D · G · BRITT · OMN REX · ET · INDIAE · IMP ·
King George VI: A crowned effigy, facing left, and one of the legends:
- GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX ET INDIAE IMP :
- GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA : BRITT : OMN : REX FID : DEF :
Queen Elizabeth II: A crowned effigy, facing right, and the legend: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FID · DEF ·
The reverse has the inscription FOR / EFFICIENT / SERVICE in three lines.
The green ribbon 1.25 inches wide, with yellow edge stripes.
A silver bar, with a crown etched in the centre was awarded for every six additional years.
- The rank, name, and service of the recipient appear on the rim.
- The number of medals awarded to Canadians, by reign, was as follows:
- King George V 1,600
- King George VI 10,600
- Queen Elizabeth II 450
- including 3,200 first bars, 845 bars, 140 third bars, 18 fourth bars, and three fifth bars
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