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National Service Medal
National Service Medal

A commemorative medal, originally proposed and sponsored by the Royal British Legion, available to those who performed National Service, both military and civilian, between January 1930 and December 1960. Next of kin or direct decedents may also apply.

  • Item Code
  • NSFM
  • Price
  • £45.00
Type
Eligibility
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PERSONALISATION & MEDAL MOUNTING
Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 1

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 1

£8.50

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Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 2

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 2

£8.50

Max chars: 40

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 3

Nickel Finish Medal Clasp 3

£8.50

Max chars: 40

Personalised Blue Medal Case

Personalised Blue Medal Case

£10.50

Max chars: 40

Max chars: 40

Max chars: 40

Max chars: 40

Personalised Blue Presentation Case

Personalised Blue Presentation Case

£14.50

Max chars: 40

Max chars: 40

Max chars: 40

Max chars: 40

Plain Blue Medal Case

Plain Blue Medal Case

£6.50
Blue Presentation Case

Blue Presentation Case

£10.50
Accessories
Full-Size Ribbon Brooch Bar

Full-Size Ribbon Brooch Bar

£5.50
NATIONAL SERVICE RIBBON FULL SIZE

NATIONAL SERVICE RIBBON FULL SIZE

£2.50
National Service Miniature Ribbon

National Service Miniature Ribbon

£2.50
National Service Crown Lapel Badge

National Service Crown Lapel Badge

Regular Price: £5.95

Special Price £2.50

National Service Tie

National Service Tie

Regular Price: £16.50

Special Price £9.95

Description

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OBVERSE

On a highly polished background, features the seated figure of Britannia representing the mother country, supported by a lion which represents all those who served National Service, with the inscription NATIONAL SERVICE 1939-1960.

REVERSE

A full and lush laurel wreath laden with berries – a traditional tribute to those who have excelled – encloses the inscription FOR CROWN AND COUNTRY, to mark the contribution made by all who completed National Service. The medal is fitted with a scroll suspension.

RIBBON

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 concealed single pin, ready to wear.

History

History

In 1939 Parliament introduced the National Service Act, calling on the men and women of the UK to prepare for National Service, either within an arm of the regular services or as a civilian in one of the many voluntary groups being formed and trained at that time. With typical British pride the nation rallied to this call and the ranks of both the armed forces and home defence elements swelled until those who fought for peace were backed by over sixteen million men and women registered for non-military National Service. After WWII others were called to National Service and served with pride to carry the flag to the farthest corners of the globe. By December 1960 when the National Service Act was abolished some five million three hundred thousand young people had been conscripted into the forces.
Eligibility

Eligibility

The National Service Medal is available to those who performed National Service, both military and civilian, between January 1939 and December 1960. Next of kin or direct descendants may also apply.
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