WA Police MIG/79 Division 30th Anniversary Commemorative Medal: The final medal struck by Western Australia Police’s rapid-response Major Incident Group to celebrate 30 years as an elite section of WAPOL; 1979-2009. Shortly after the internal issue, the unit was disbanded.
79 Division was founded in 1979 to provide a 24 hour rapid response to major criminal offences committed in the Perth Metropolitan area. The Division was made up of general duty officers and detectives, a unique combination. A hard-line reputation amongst hardened criminals was fostered and the group truly became a force in the Service. In 1999, 79 Division became known as the Major Incident Group. The crime section continued its hard-line policing in Western Australia.
This commemorative medal was struck to recognise the service given by 79 Division/Major Incident Group members over the past 30 years. This is a strictly limited release and includes loose medal, 250mm of riband and 1979-2009 clasp.
The Pain In the Bum Medal: Wait for it, wait for it! At last! A medal struck to recognise all those who have made a major contribution to the ills of society at large or quite frankly, a pain in the bum – or as some more crudely put it, a pain in the arse! Someone (anyone) with a sense of humour who specialises in major FUBAR, WOFTAM or SNAFU campaigning on any level whatsoever.
Looking for that ideal gift for the silly season? A birthday? An end of course/year presentation? Maybe a farewell gift for a workmate (or a boss)? Something for those who seem to have everything? Well here it is! The PITA Medal, is a conversation piece that’ll last for years to come! 38mm in diameter, die-struck brass and gilt plated with both a highly polished and etched finish, it comes with its own 250mm length of dark ochre cotton riband.
The reverse of the medal is polished gold; ideal for that well-intentioned engraved inscription.
These have been purchased for all sorts of presentations; from retirement send-offs, farewelling your favourite boss, annual ‘fun awards’ nights, presentations for the stand-out miscreant on training courses – there’s a raft of uses for these!
And let’s face it; life’s too short to be serious all the time!
150th Anniversary of the New Zealand Army Medal: An unofficial commemorative medals, originally struck in 1995 by the Wellington Army Association for those who had served in the New Zealand Army at any point in its history 25 March 1845 to 25 March 1995 – applicants for the medal were required to sign a Statutory Declaration that they (or a relative for posthumous applications) had so served. The riband is khaki with crimson edges and a double crimson central stripe.
King George V Coronation Medal, 1911: This medal was issued in 1911 to commemorate the coronation of King George V. The silver medal is 32 millimetres in diameter. The ribbon is dark blue with two thin red stripes in its centre. The medal’s obverse side has a profile of King George V and his wife Queen Mary, while the reverse side has the crowned Royal Cipher above the date of the coronation. This coronation medal set the precedent of being awarded to personnel who were not present at the coronation.
King George VI Coronation Medal: The obverse shows conjoioned busts of King George GVI and Queen Elizabeth in their robes of state without any iinscription. The stark simplicity of this motif was matched by a reserse showing the crowned GRI over the inscription CROWNED 12 MAY 1937, with the names of the King and Queen in block capitals round the circumference. Issued to celebrate the coronatioin of King George VI on 12 May 1937. The riband is Blue, edged with one red and two white stripes.
King George V Silver Jubilee Medal: The obverse is a left-facing conjoined half-length busts of King George V and Queen Mary in crowns and robes of state;(reverse) a crowned GRI monogram flanked by the dates of the accession and the jubilee. This medal was designed by Sir William Goscome John, RA, was issued to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V and widely distributed to the great and good throughout the Empire. The riband is red with two dark blue and one white stripes at the edges.
The Community Service Medal is struck to commemorate community service by volunteers and paid staff of all persuasions and all walks of life in a vast array of community service roles. The award of this commemorative medal could recognise selfless service over an extended period of time as well as individual single acts of achievement on behalf of others, and/or to recognise direct support and involvement in community activities.
This medal was issued in 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. As with previous medals of this type, it is made from silver and is 32 millimetres in diameter. The riband is white with thin red stripes at the edges, and a broad blue stripe in the ribbon’s middle which it itself divided by a thin red stripe. The medal’s obverse side has a profile image of Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse side has a crown and a wreath with the words “The 25th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II 6 February 1977”. The medal was issued to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (1953 – 1977) and was awarded to selected citizens of Commonwealth countries both military and civilian. In keeping with tradition for Coronation and Jubilee medals, the ribbon of this medal is red, white and blue. Coronation and Jubilee Medals are instituted by Royal Warrant by the reigning Sovereign. The Warrant outlines the reason for the institution of the medal, its design and the colour of the medal ribbon. In some cases the Warrant also specifies the groups of citizens to whom the medal is to be issued. Regulations are not generally required for Coronation and Jubilee medals, however individual Commonwealth countries may issue instructions regarding the award of the medal to specific groups in the community.
Golden Jubilee Medal: Excellent replica of an official Commonwealth issue, first awarded in February 2002 commemorating 50 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The obverse features a right-facing profile of the Queen earing a crown, the reverse shows the royal coast of arms flanked by the dates 1952 and 2002. Issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s accession, it was granted to all personnel of the British armed forces who had completed five or more years’ service on February 7, 2002. It was also issued to members of the British police, coast guard, ambulance, fire services RNLI and mountain rescue services. Commonwealth countries released retricted issues.
Centenary of Federation 1901-2001 Medal: The Centenary Medal was announced by the Prime Minister on 28 December 2001. The Medal was created to honour living persons who have made a contribution to Australian society or government. This includes those Australians who have lived through our first century of federation.
The Medal will enable the community to thank those who have made Australia’s first hundred years as a federal nation such a great success and who have laid solid foundations for Australia’s future. The award of the medal to them will be a fitting acknowledgement from the nation of their long contribution to Australia
Designed by Balarinji, Sydney, the cupro-nickel medal features a seven-pointed Commonwealth Star, representing the six Australian states, with the seventh point representing Australia’s territories. At the centre of the Star is an indigenous styling of Aboriginal traditions at the heart of the continent. The colours in the ribbon are crimson for Federation (Sir Henry Parkes “the crimson thread of kinship”) and blue and gold for the beginning of the 21st Century. The seven gold and red lines represent the pathways to federation of the states. There are 100 dots around the outer edge of each of the obverse and reverse symbolising100 years of federation.
“Centenarians”, namely Australian citizens born on or before 31 December 1901 and who lived to celebrate the centenary of federation on 1 January 2001, have an entitlement to the Medal.
The Siege of Tobruk Medal: Originally available to Australian, New Zealand, British, Indian and Polish troops who saw action during the Siege of Tobruk, Libya between April and December 1941. The medal was commissioned and issued by the Rats of Tobruk Association in 1977. Nickel plated bronze, in the shape os a ‘T’ the medal has a yellow/khaki riband, with thin red and darkblue stripes left, and thin pale blue and red stripes on the right. The medal was available to 18 BDE, 20 BDE, 24 BDE, 26 BDE, 2/1 PIONEERs and other miscellaneous units. Some RAAF, Free French Air Force and Canadian personnel attached to the Royal Navy were included. This is not an official medal. These medals are available in full size only.
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953: This medal was issued in 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The silver medal is 32 millimetres in diameter, with the Queen’s profile on the obverse side. The text “Queen Elizabeth II Crowned 2nd June 1953” is round the circumference of the reverse side, with the royal monogram EIIR in the middle. The medal’s ribbon is dark red with two narrow blue stripes in the middle, with narrow white edges. The Coronation Medal was minted to commemorate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as such it was not a military medal but was rather awarded to a list of individuals as a personal souvenir. The Governments of the various countries in the British Commonwealth determined the list of individuals to be awarded. The medals were presented following the coronation on 02 June, 1953. 138,214 original medals were issued.