Australian Iraq Campaign Medal: The medal recognises service in and around Iraq from 18 MAR 2003 in two discrete operations and AOs; OP FALCONER and OP CATALYST. Zone 1 qualifying service is 18 MAR to 30 APR 2003 for a minimum 7 days' service. Zone 2 is from 1 MAY 2003 onwards for a minimum 30 days' service. Eligibility for RAAF is based on 7 or 30 sorties for the respective zone/s where those sorties were conducted over a period not less than an aggregate of 7 or 30 sorties performed at a rate of not less than one sortie per day.
The reverse of the Iraq Medal is based on a processional lion copied from a relief on the Gateway of the Temple of Ishtar in Babylon. The lion was one of the dominant 'power symbols' of the Assyrian Empire, being reserved to the ruling house and the higher priesthood of the dominant sects. The lion stands on a narrow plinth (for balance) and the word "IRAQ@" appears below. The obverse of the medal is based on the Australian Coat of Arms (the same as the Afghanistan Campaign Medal to be released for reproduction shortly and the Australian Defence Medal which has still not been gazetted or issued). The riband design for the Iraq Medal is a combination of: a. Sand yellow - representing the desert sands of Iraq; b. Purple - representing the ADF; and c. Red - the conflict in Iraq.
And please note, this medal is now a superb high-quality injection-moulded reproduction.
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.
Imperial (British) 1914-1915 Star: Sometimes called the Gallipoli Star, or the Gallipoli Medal in Australia and New Zealand due to the fact that in general only Gallipoli veterans were awarded the 1914-15 Star (Australia and New Zealand not mobilised in time to be awarded the medal in other areas of operations). Awarded for service on the establishment of a ship or unit in a theatre of war. Recipients of the 1914 Star could not be awarded the 1914-1915 Star.
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.
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.
The insignia of the Meritorious Unit Citation - MUC - is a rhodium plated sterling silver rectangular frame 32 millimetres wide and 15 millimetres deep surrounding a ribbon bar of old gold 28 millimetres wide and 10 millimetres deep with a design of flames emanating from the frames outer edge to the centre. 7. A rhodium plated sterling silver Federation Star 7 millimetres in diameter is placed at the centre of the ribbon bar. 8. The insignia miniature is a two-thirds size replica of the insignia of the Citation surrounding a miniature ribbon bar 18 millimetres wide.Personnel posted to the unit for the period the citation was awarded wear the emblem with the Federation Star device in perpetuity with all orders of Ceremonial, General Duty and Mess Orders of Dress. Personnel who join the unit subsequently wear the citation without the Federation Star, and on leaving the unit cease to wear the citation.
Expertly framed collection of current RAAC hat badges: Within the Corps the following is the accepted order of precedence of regiments: 1st Armoured Regiment, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers, 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry), 4th/19th Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment, 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers, B Squadron, 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment, A Squadron, 3rd/9th Light Horse (South Australian Mounted Rifles) and A Squadron, 10th Light Horse. The collection is professionally mounted in a black/silver wood moulding frame, utilising black suede mats.
These quality top-opening black velour (velvet) medal presentation hard boxes are ideal to replace original boxes lost or stolen, or just to make a presentation of an award a very special occasion. Each case has a black flat padded cushion for seating a court-mounted medal. The case has a white satin roof. Loose medals could also be placed in the inserts with loose riband lengths. These are hard board cases, and come in their own white card slip case.