Accumulated Campaign Service Medal
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Accumulated Campaign Service Medal

Accumulated Campaign Service Medal and Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011
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Reverse of the medal and the ribbon of the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal
TypeCampaign Service Medal
Awarded for1080 days of campaign service before 1 Jan 2008 for the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal; 720 days of campaign service for the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011
DescriptionSilver, 36mm diameter
Presented byUK and Commonwealth
EligibilityBritish and Commonwealth forces
Campaign(s)Various
StatusCurrently awarded
EstablishedJanuary 1994
Amended 1 July 2011
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Ribbon of the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal
Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011 BAR.svg
Ribbon of the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011
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Clasp for a second award
Precedence
Next (higher)Meritorious Service Medal (United Kingdom)
Next (lower)Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (1848) or Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct (Military) or Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
RelatedGeneral Service Medal (1962)

The Accumulated Campaign Service Medal and the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011 are medals awarded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to members of her Armed Forces to recognise long campaign service. The original Accumulated Campaign Service Medal, instituted in January 1994, was awarded to holders of the General Service Medal (1962) who had completed 36 months of accumulated campaign service. The replacement Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011 is currently awarded to holders of various campaign service medals who have completed 720 days of campaign service.

Description

The Royal Warrant for the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal specifies that

... the medal shall be circular in form and be silver, that it shall bear on the obverse the Crowned Effigy of the Sovereign and on the reverse the description "FOR ACCUMULATED CAMPAIGN SERVICE" set within a four part ribbon surrounded by a branch of oak leaves with laurel and olive leaves woven through the motto ribbon.[1]

The medal ribbon is the purple and green ribbon of the General Service Medal (1962) with an added central gold stripe denoting excellence. The Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011 uses the same medal, but with a ribbon with two central gold stripes.[2]

The Accumulated Campaign Service Medal is hallmarked on the rim to the right of the suspension fixing. The 2011 version of the medal is not hallmarked.

Criteria

The Accumulated Campaign Service Medal was originally granted to holders of the General Service Medal (1962) who had completed accumulated campaign service of 36 months since 14 August 1969, with a clasp for each period of further 36 months of campaign service. When the ribbon only is worn, a silver rosette is worn on the ribbon for each clasp, with a single gold rosette indicating four clasps.[3] Criteria for part-time members of the Royal Irish Regiment were similar but with 1000 days replacing 36 months.[1]

The Accumulated Campaign Service Medal is currently awarded to those who have completed 1080 days, aggregated by 1 January 2008, in theatres which would have merited a General Service Medal 1962 (e.g. for operations in Northern Ireland or air operations in Iraq), an Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan, an Operational Service Medal for Sierra Leone or an Iraq Medal.[2]

The criteria for the award of the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011 are similar. The medal is currently awarded to those who have completed 720 days of aggregated campaign service.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "The Accumulated Campaign Service Medal Royal Warrant".
  2. ^ a b c "Medals: campaigns, descriptions and eligibility". gov.uk. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Honours and Awards in the Armed Forces (JSP 761) (V5.0 Oct 16). Para 8B.12, page 8B-3". MoD Joint Services Publication. Retrieved 2018.

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