Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal

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Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal
Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal.png

Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png
Obverse of medal (with bar) and ribbon
Awarded by Australia
Type Long Service Medal
Eligibility officers and instructors in the Australian Defence Force Cadets
Awarded for 15 years service
Status Currently awarded
Clasps every 5 years additional service
Statistics
Established 15 December 1999
First awarded 1999
Total awarded 1,700[1]
Order of Wear
Next (higher) Australian Defence Medal[2]
Next (lower) Champion Shots Medal[2]
Related Cadet Forces Medal (Commonwealth)

Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal (Australia) ribbon.png - 15 years

ACFSM with Rosette.png - 20 years

ACFSM with Rosette x 2.png - 25 years

ACFSM with Rosette x 3.png - 30 years

ACFSM with Rosette x 4.png - 35 years

ACFSM with Fed Star.png - 40 years
Ribbon with Rosette(s) (top four),
Ribbon with Federation Star (bottom)

The Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal is awarded to recognise long and efficient service by officers and instructors in the Australian Defence Force Cadets. It is awarded for 15 years service. Additional clasps are issued for every 5 years additional service.

The medal is the successor to the Cadet Forces Medal which is awarded by the United Kingdom and New Zealand and ceased to be awarded by Australia in 1974.

Recipients of the Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal do not earn an entitlement to use post-nominal letters.

Description[edit]

  • The Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal features the old Cadet Forces emblem, which is encircled by the words 'Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal'. The medal is cupro-nickel and is ensigned with the Crown of Saint Edward.
  • The reverse shows a Federation Star with a central blank panel.
  • The 32 millimetre-wide ribbon features vertical stripes of the traditional long service medal colours, gold and azure-blue. This central panel is flanked by stripes of blue, red and navy, which represent links with the Royal Australian Navy, The Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force.
  • The clasp is a cupro-nickel bar with the Royal Cypher flanked by sprigs of wattle in the centre. When the ribbon is worn alone, the award of a clasp is indicated by the addition of a cupro-nickel round rosette or a silver miniature Federation Star.

Eligibility[edit]

The Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal is awarded to Officers and Instructors of the Australian Navy Cadets, Australian Army Cadets and the Australian Air Force Cadets. Time spent on the Un-attached list does not count towards the ACFSM.

Other Australian Long Service awards[edit]

Other Australian Long Service awards include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Medal Yearbook 2013. Honiton, Devon: Token. 2013. p. 399. ISBN 978-1-908-828-00-2. 
  2. ^ a b "The Order of Wearing of Australian Honours and Awards" (PDF). Government House. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

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