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    PNG Independence Medal

    The Papua New Guinea Independence Medal: Established and issued in 1976 and into 1977 for a range of personnel from civilian to members of defence and emergency forces; and members of the Australian Defence Force who served in PNG between 1 December 1973 and 16 September 1975. 187 medals were issued to members of the Army; 9 to RAN and 6 to the RAAF. The medal is nickel-plated with PNG national colours on the riband; rust red with narrow stripes of white and yellow and black edges.

    $22.73
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    Croix de Guerre Belgium

    Belgian Croix de Guerre: Established 1915, it was awarded to those mentioned in despatches for acts of courage on the battlefield or for continous and exceptional service against the enemy. It is a bronze Maltese cross with ball finials. The obverse side has a central medallion with the Belgian lion rampant, the revese medallion the Royal monogram ‘A’ for Albert. Crossed swords are between the arms. For subsequent acts of bravery, recipients were awarded additional bronze medals. Receiving five bronze medals entitled recipients to a silver medal. Receiving five silver medals entitled recipients to a silver-gilt medal.

    $34.55
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    New Zealand Defence Service Medal

    The New Zealand Defence Service Medal: This medal recognises non-operational and operational military service in the NZ Armed Forces by New Zealanders since 3 September 1945. The Royal Warrant for the NZ Defence Service Medal states that the medal is to recognise “the contribution made to New Zealand by those who, on or after 3 September 1945, have undertaken attested service in the Royal New Zealand Navy, New Zealand Army, Royal New Zealand Air Force, regular or territorial forces, including those who undertook Compulsory Military Training (CMT) and National Service”.

    $22.68
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    NATO ISAF Medal

    The NATO Medal for Afghanistan: The NATO Medal for International Security and Assistance Force service in Afghanistan is awarded with the ISAF clasp for service in Afghanistan. The eligibility generally for the Non-Article 5 Medal for service with the ISAF are those who are members of units or staff as set out in the Joint Operations Area taking part in operations in Afghanistan. The area of eligibility is delineated by the political boundaries of the International Security and Assistance Force. The service must be a minimum of 30 days either continuous or accumulated service, from 1 June 2003. The British Government allows its soldiers to accept, but not wear the medal officially, unlike many other NATO member forces including Australia which broke with convention to allow their soldiers to wear the medal.

    $22.68
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    Thai UBON RAAF Medal

    Air Force 40th Anniversary Ubon Medal: An unofficial commemorative medal, struck by Royal Assent of the King of Thailand, commencing in 2008, the Ubon Medal was made available to Royal Australian Air Force personnel based at RAAF Base Ubon. In 1962 Thailand, a member of the South East Asia Treaty Organisation requested the SEATO nations for military assistance to help defend Thailand in case of any attack from North Viet Nam troop movements along its northern borders. As of 31 May 1962 to 1968 (to honour Australia’s commitment to the SEATO) the RAAF committed a contingent of 250 personnel, and provided a support squadron of eight CAC Sabre aircraft to be sent to Ubon, Thailand.

    $22.68
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    Timor-Leste Solidarity Medal

    Timor Leste Solidarity Medal (or Medalha Solidariedade de Timor-Leste): In November 2008, the Australian Government formally accepted an offer from the Timor-Leste President HE José Ramos-Horta for Australian Defence Force Personnel to formally accept and wear the East Timor Solidarity Medal in relation to service in stability and peace operations in East Timor from 1 May 2006. Defence civilians who contributed to operations may also be eligible.
    Qualifying Criteria:
    The East Timorese Solidarity Medal was introduced by the President of East Timor in recognition of forces involved in the contribution to stability and peace operations in East Timor.

    The commencement date is 1 May 2006 and qualification for the medal is:

  • Having served a minimum of 180 days continuous or accrued service in East Timor from 1 May 2006; or
  • Nominations will be considered for personnel that have served a minimum of 120 days from 1 May 06; or
  • Nominations will be considered for personnel who served with a start date in May or June 2006 for a period at least 90 days; or
  • The President of the Republic may consider extra-ordinary cases outside the above time-periods.
  • Applications for extra-ordinary cases must be endorsed and submitted through the Directorate of Honours and Awards, to be considered and approved by the President of the Republic. However, service may still only count from 1 May 2006. The qualifying period is not required in the event of death in service in East Timor. Note: The original medal breaks with tradition – it is not issued engraved.

    The TLSM is a superb die-struck (not cast) reproduction. Precision nickel-plated, it will not tarnish ‘yellow’ like the original.

    We don’t ‘nickel and dime’ you by supplying scant, unusable riband lengths, or worse, making riband a hidden-in-the-fine-print optional extra – every medal comes with 250mm of riband (full size) and 150mm (miniature). Ample for a complete professional court mount.

    $20.62
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    US Air Medal

    The US Air Medal: Awarded to Australian crews of the RAN Helicopter Flight Viet Nam and RAAF Transport Flight later 35 Squadron, is a military decoration of the United States which was established by Executive Order 9158, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, on May 11, 1942. The Air Medal is retroactive to September 8, 1939. The Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, shall have distinguished himself/herself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.

    $30.00
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    UNMIT Medal

    Awarded to Australians for service in Timor-Leste OP CITADEL United Nations Mission of Support in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL/UNMIT) from 12 May 06, ongoing. OP SPIRE United Nations Mission of Support in Timor ( UNOTIL/UNMIT ) from 12 May 06, ongoing. OP CHIRON ADF contribution to the UN Special Political Mission to Timor-Leste. (UNOTIL/UNMIT). Qualifying time of service for the reception of UNMIT Medal is 90 days, for defence force and police personnel.

    We don’t ‘nickel and dime’ you by supplying scant, unusable riband lengths, or worse, making riband a hidden-in-the-fine-print optional extra – every medal comes with 250mm of riband (full size) and 150mm (miniature). Ample for a complete professional court mount.

    $20.62
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    Pingat Jasa Malaysia

    In 2004 the Government of Malaysia made an offer to confer a special medal of service to eligible current and former Australian Servicemen and women who served in Malaysia over the period 31 August 1957 to 31 December 1966. As the PJM is a foreign award, the Department of Defence will be acting as an agent for the Malaysian Government. In all possible circumstances, senior representatives from the Malaysian Government will present medals personally to recipients, including the next of kin in cases of posthumous awards. In accordance with Australian privacy regulations, provision is made on the application form for an applicant to elect not to have this information passed on. Arrangements will be made for these to be separately dispatched to the recipient by Australian Defence officials.

    There are two categories of eligibility that will be assessed by the Department of Defence and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for eligibility for the Pingat Jasa Malaysia. These are:

    Category One:

    a. Those members of the ADF who were on the posted strength of a unit or formation and served in the prescribed operational area of Malaysia and Singapore, in direct support of operations in Malaysia for 90 days or more, in the aggregate as follows:
    (1) Malaysia during the period 31 Aug 1957 and Dec 1966 incl; or
    (2) Singapore during the period 31 Aug 1957 and 9 Aug 1965 incl.
    Qualifying service between 12 Aug 1966 and 31 Dec 1966 may only apply if a member was posted for operations to Malaysia on or before 12 Aug 1966.
    The prescribed operational area of Malaysia and Singapore is the landmass of East Malaysia (that is: the States of Sabah and Sarawak on the Island of Borneo), the Malay Peninsula and the Island of Singapore extending 12 nautical miles seaward from the coast of these areas.
    b. Those members of the Australian Defence Force who were on the posted strength of a unit or formation outside the prescribed operational area above, but served in a secondary role in indirect support of operations in Malaysia for 180 days or more, in the aggregate, during the period 31 Aug 1957 to 31 Dec 1966 incl.

    Category Two:

    Qualifying service during the period 31 Aug 1957 and 31 Dec 1966 incl, as described in Category One, may be deemed to have been established notwithstanding a member of the ADF has not met the qualifying period described if service was terminated due to death or injury or other disability due to service.

    General:

  • There will only be one award of the medal to a person unless otherwise advised. Should the medal be lost or destroyed, it will not be replaced at public expense.
  • Individual applications made to the Malaysian Government for an award of the medal will be referred back to the Australian Department of Defence for an assessment and verification of service.
  • Applications for those Australian citizens who served in a civilian law enforcement capacity will be forwarded to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet for validation. Once satisfied service has been validated or attested to, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet will seek the Governor-General’s approval of acceptance and wearing of the award. This medal is also being awarded to British and New Zealand ex-service personnel and their eligibility criteria will likely be different.
  • IMPORTANT: This medal is a die-struck, silver plated, high quality reproduction and supplied with a full 250mm of riband (full size) or 150mm of riband (mini). The riband designed by Malaysia (and woven by Toye, Kenning & Spencer in the UK) is moired and watermarked and is 35mm wide, 3mm wider than standard Australian and British issue full size medal riband (the mini is 20mm, wider than the usual 16mm). Consequently, it is not recommended for swing mounting or riband bars because of the overhang problem. For spare riband lengths in full and miniature sizes, search for PJM on this site.

    WARNING: There are British made replicas on the market that are incorrect – in other words they are approximate copies, not replicas. They are easy to spot on two counts. Firstly they have the palm fronds between the medal itself and suspender back to front, and they have the wrong pattern on the suspender (incorrect number of swirls). We assume these copies were made on first-draft drawings released by Malaysia before the changed, final draft and medal release was made – in an effort to rush them to market. Caveat Emptor. Forewarned is forearmed as our INT friends say.

    See the incorrect draft that caused the problems: Click here.

    $26.36
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    New Zealand Army 150th Anniversary Medal

    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.

    $25.45$41.82
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    US Army Commendation Medal

    United States Army Commendation Medal: The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in any capacity with the Army on or after December 7, 1941, distinguishes themselves, either in combat or non-combat action, by meritorious achievement or meritorious service. The medal was first authorised in 1945.

    $27.27
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    UNEF II Medal

    United Nations Emergency Force II Medal: Established in October 1973 to supervise the cease-fire between Egyptian and Israeli forces and, following the conclusion of the agreements of 18 January 1974 and 4 September 1975, to supervise the redeployment of Egyptian and Israeli forces and to control the buffer zones established under those agreements. The mandate for this Mission expired in July 1979 and the troops were withdrawn. The ribbon bears a wide central band of a sand or buff colour symbolizing the Sinai Desert with two narrow dark blue lines through the middle, representing the Suez Canal. Two wide bars of UN blue appear at either end. Eligibility period was 90 days of service in the Mission.

    The following countries provided troops to this Mission: Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Poland, Senegal and Sweden.

    We don’t ‘nickel and dime’ you by supplying scant, unusable riband lengths, or worse, making riband a hidden-in-the-fine-print optional extra – every medal comes with 250mm of riband (full size) and 150mm (miniature). Ample for a complete professional court mount.

    $20.62

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