Australian campaign medals

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Australian campaign medals in order of precedence as defined in references below. Those campaign medals which have been independently issued by Australia to its armed forces are in bold.

South African War[edit]

World War I[edit]

World War II[edit]

Post World War II[edit]

Australian Operational Service Medal[edit]

Civilian operational service[edit]

Foreign awards[edit]

Foreign awards commonly awarded to Australians for campaign service include:

Permission for formal acceptance and wearing of foreign awards is given by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister or the Minister responsible for Australian honours.[9]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Notes 1–7 refer to http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/awards/docs/order_of_wearing.pdf Annex 1 (pp6–7)

  1. ^ Recipients of the 1914 Star are not eligible for the award of the 1914–15 Star, but may be eligible for a Clasp to the 1914 Star.
  2. ^ a b c d The order of wearing of the Naval General Service Medal 1915–62 and General Service Medal 1918–62 (Army and Air Force) will vary from person to person depending on when the person earned the first clasp. If the first clasp relates to service between World War I and World War II, the medals should be worn immediately after World War I war medals. If the first clasp relates to service after 2 September 1945, the medals should be worn immediately after the United Nations Service Medal for Korea.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Clasps to these medals should be worn on the ribbon in order of date of receipt.
  4. ^ a b c Only one of these three Stars could be awarded to an individual. Should a person have qualified for two of these awards, the Star first earned is worn with the Clasp of the second Star. Only one Star and one Clasp may be worn even if the person qualified for all three Stars.
  5. ^ Department of Defence - Defence Honours & Awards - Arctic Star - 15 August 2013
  6. ^ a b Only one of these two Stars could be awarded to an individual. Should a person have qualified for both the Pacific Star and the Burma Star, the Star first earned was awarded together with the appropriate Clasp denoting the service that would have qualified for the other Star.
  7. ^ Uniquely, although a foreign award, the United Nations Service Medal for Korea is worn immediately after the Korea Medal. All other foreign awards for which official permission has been given to accept and wear are worn as Foreign Awards.
  8. ^ A person who has been awarded the Vietnam Medal, or who is eligible for the award of the Vietnam Medal, is not eligible for the award of the Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal. These medals are of equal status.
  9. ^ Its an Honour Foreign Awards

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