Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration (VRD)

Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration.  An oval silver gilt medallion formed by the Royal Cypher GRI and surrounded by a loop of cable tied at the bottom in a reef knot and surmounted by a gilt crown

Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration (VRD)

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Context

This long service decoration is for 20 years of service as a commissioned officers in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve.

Eligibility and Criteria

Awarded for service by commissioned officers in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR), and the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve (RCNR) after 01 January 1946. The dates were 1938 to 01 September 1959 for those enlisting before 01 September 1939.

Description

An oval silver gilt medallion formed by the Royal Cypher GRI and surrounded by a loop of cable tied at the bottom in a reef knot and surmounted by a gilt crown. For mounting purposes, there is a hole in the back of the top point of the crown through which a larger ring passes.

The obverse features the Royal Cypher GRI or EIIR in the centre.

The plain reverse has the recipient's rank and name engraved.

The ribbon is 1.5 inches wide with navy blue edge stripes. There is a dark green centre, flanked by thin red stripes.

Historical Notes

  • There were 47 decorations awarded to RCNVR or RCN(R).
  • The RCNVR and RCNR were merged on 01 January 1946 and the new title was RCN(R).
  • The RCNVR Decoration (VRD) and RCNVR LS and GC Medal were retained and awarded as the RCN(R) Decoration and RCN(R) LS and GC Medal with the Decoration (RD) and RCNR LSGC Medal retired.
  • This award was superseded by Canadian Forces Decoration
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