Marking National Service between the years 1939 and 1960 this important miniature version of the National Service commemorative medal, originally sponsored by The Royal British Legion, is available only to those who performed National Service, both military and civilian, between January 1939 and December 1960.
The medal exudes a patriotic feel with the Britannia like figure, representing the mother country, and the lion, representing all who performed National Service, being featured on the obverse side.
The ribbon has a central gold stripe bound on either side by broad bands of blue representing the involvement of the Royal British Legion. These blue bands are in turn bound by narrow white and red stripes to give a very rich and patriotic medal ribbon.
This medal is supplied on a single pin ready to wear.