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Friday, July 6, 2007

Efficiency Medal

Efficiency Medal

Awarded by The United Kingdom
Type Medal
Eligibility Territorial Army (UK) - Ranks; Indian Volunteer Forces; Colonial Auxiliary Forces
Awarded for Granted for a minimum of 12 years service with war service and West African peacetime service counting double.
Status This award:
Description as follows:
  • Ribbon = 32mm plain dark green with yellow edges.
    • In 1969 this was altered to half blue, half green, with yellow edges following the formation of the T&AVR.
    • Members of the Honourable Artillery Company wore a half blue, half scarlet ribbon, with yellow edges.
  • Metal = Silver
  • Size = Height 39mm; max.width 32mm
  • Shape = Oval, with fixed suspender bar decorated with two palm leaves and an inscribed scroll. See sub-heading 'Scroll Inscriptions' for details of variations in inscription.
  • Obverse = Sovereign's effigy (George V; George VI; Elizabeth II)
  • Reverse = Inscription: FOR EFFICIENT SERVICE on three lines.
  • Naming = Name of recipient inscribed on the rim of the medal (Service Number, Rank, Name, Initials of Regiment)
Clasps Additional Bars were granted for further periods of 12 years service. These were decorated with an embossed King's crown or Queen's crown dependent upon the time of issue.
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Established 17 October 1930

The Efficiency Medal was a medal of Britain and the Commonwealth awarded for long service in the Territorial Army of the UK, the Indian Volunteer Forces and Colonial Auxiliary Forces. This award superseded the awards to ranks throughout the volunteer forces of Britain and the Commonwealth. The criteria were for a minimum of 12 years service in the Territorial Army with war service and West African peacetime service counting double. Bars for further periods of 12 years were also awarded. The medal was superseded in 2000 by the Volunteer Reserves Service Medal.[1]

The equivalent award for commissioned officers was the Efficiency Decoration.

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