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Item:392167216782Military Medal + WW1 British War Medal - Royal Army George V Full Size Repro BRAND NEW!+ CASE Size of Medal is 36mm x 3mmAuction is for Full-Size Nice quality Medal The Military Medal (MM) was (until 1993) a military decoration awarded to personnel of the British Army and other services, and formerly also to personnel of other Commonwealth countries, below commissioned rank, for bravery in battle on land. The medal was established on 25 March 1916. It was the other ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross (MC), which was awarded to commissioned officers and, rarely, to warrant officers, although WOs could also be awarded the MM. The MM ranked below the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), which was also awarded to non-commissioned members of the Army. The British War Medal is a campaign medal of the British Empire that was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces for service in World War I. Two versions of the medal were produced, most struck in silver and a small number struck in bronze.Total awarded:6,500,000 silver110,000 bronzeInstitutionThe British War Medal was instituted on 26 July 1919 for award to those who had rendered service between 5 August 1914, the day following the British declaration of war against the German Empire, and the armistice of 11 November 1918, both dates inclusive. Consideration was given to the award of clasps to commemorate certain battles and theatres of operations and some 68 clasps were proposed for Naval recipients and 79 for the Army. While the Naval clasps were authorised in August 1920, none were awarded and the idea was abandoned in 1923Award criteriaUnlike the 1914 Star and the 1914–15 Star, the British War Medal could be awarded to all officers and men of British and Imperial forces who had served for a prescribed period during any stage of the war, or who had died on active service before the completion of this period. Eligibility for the award of the medal was subsequently extended to cover service in 1919 and 1920 in mine-clearing at sea as well as participation in operations in North and South Russia, the eastern Baltic region, Siberia, the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.NavyFor the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and the Dominion and Colonial naval forces, the criteria were 28 days mobilised service, but without a requirement for overseas service. The medal was presented to the next-of-kin of all casualties, including those who were killed before the completion of this period. The medal was also awarded, with the same criteria, to members of the Women's Royal Naval Service, to members of Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service and Royal Naval Nursing Service Reserve, and to a number of non-Naval personnel who served on Royal Navy ships, such as canteen and medical staff.ArmyOfficers and men of the British Army, including Dominion and Colonial forces, were required to have either entered an active theatre of war or to have left the United Kingdom for service overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918, and to have completed 28 days mobilised service. The medal was also awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of the prescribed period. The same criteria for eligibility were applied to members of the Women's Auxiliary Forces and staff of officially military hospitals and members of recognised organisations such as the British Red Cross and the Order of Saint John who actually tended the sick and wounded.Air ForceFor the Air Forces, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps that were amalgamated into the new Royal Air Force towards the end of the war on 1 April 1918, eligibility was broadly the same as for the British Army. It required overseas service, but members of the Air Forces who had seen combat whilst based in the United Kingdom, who had ferried aircraft to France or who had served on ships carrying aircraft were eligible for the award of the medal. This Medal Does NOT have the word Copy Written on itAnyone interested in history will love this amazing piece of art! It is ideal to wear instead of Your issue Medal or for Displaying on uniforms and collections It is excellent gift for anyone who loves WW1/WW2 era or for collectors Please take a look at our other Military items & Medals Listed in our Shop! Shipping within 1 working day! Please contact our Customer Service if you need any helpIf you are satisfied with the transaction then would you kindly leave a positive feedback rating along with 5 star Detailed Seller Ratings. If you are not happy with the item or the service then please contact us before you leave bad feedback so that we maytry to resolve any issues or concerns you have experiencedCondition:New
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