Champion Shots Medal (Australia)
|Champion Shots Medal|
Obverse of medal and ribbon
|Awarded by Australia|
|Eligibility||members of the Australian Defence Force|
|Awarded for||annual winner of the three service target-shooting competitions|
|Clasps||for wins in subsequent years|
|Established||13 September 1988|
|Last awarded||12 May 2014|
|Order of Wear|
|Next (higher)||Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal|
|Next (lower)||Long Service Medals of Imperial Origin (until 1992)
Anniversary of National Service 1951–1972 Medal
The Champion Shots Medal is a military award of Australia. In Australia the three armed forces, the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force, conduct annual target-shooting competitions with standard issue weapons. Three medals – one for each force – are awarded to the winners.
No more than three medals can be awarded in each calendar year. If the same person receives a further Champion Shots award it is in the form of a date bar, which is attached to the ribbon of the original award. The most number of clasps awarded (as at 30 June 2006) is 5, to Brett G. Hartman.
Five people have been awarded clasps for their medals.
- Brett G. Hartman, (Five awards) Initial medal 1988 with claps for (1989, 1990, 1994 and 2000)
- Andrew Bellott, (Four awards)
- Stuart Boyd-Law, (Three awards)
- Peter Kelly, (Three awards)
- Philip Macpherson (Three awards)
- The medal is a circular antiqued brass medal 38 mm in diameter. It is ensigned with the Crown of St Edward, also in antiqued brass. Two wreaths of laurel leaves surround a symbol of two crossed rifles superimposed on the stars of the Southern Cross.
- There is no design on the back of the medal.
- The medal is suspended from a 32 mm wide ribbon. The ribbon has a central dark blue vertical band flanked by two vertical bands of red, which are in turn bordered by two vertical bands of light blue.
- A clasp inscribed with the year awarded is attached to the ribbon.
- "The Order of Wearing of Australian Honours and Awards". Government House. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
- Champion Shots Medal It's an Honour, Australian Government.
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