On a polished background, the obverse of the medal depicts the Thai Great Crown of Victory encompassed by the words OPERATION CROWN and THAILAND and the years 1963-1968 on either side of the Great Crown of Victory.
The reverse of the medal features the words ‘UK Armed Forces deployed in support of SEATO and SLAT 1963-1968’ surrounded by a laurel leaf wreath symbolising victory and honour.
The full-size medal is suspended from concealed single pin, ready to wear, by a woven ribbon comprising the colours of the Thailand flag.
AWARD has been commissioned by the Operation Crown Association (OCA) to strike this medal as a befitting way to pay tribute to the thousands of former UK service personnel from all units and services who served in North East Thailand between 1963 and 1968 under Operation Crown
The full-size medal is available to all former civil and military personnel who served in the North East Thailand territory between 1963 and 1968, their next of kin and direct descendants. Should there be any question of an applicant’s eligibility the matter will be referred to the OCA Committee, whose decision will be final. The medal is fitted with a uniquely woven ribbon, completed with a concealed individual brooch bar, ready to wear with pride, not alongside campaign medals, gallantry decorations or in uniform by serving members but separately and distinctively.