De Wet Decoration
|De Wet Decoration|
|Awarded by South African Defence Force|
|Eligibility||Commandos (Citizen Force)|
|Awarded for||Long service (20 years) in the Commandos|
|Next (higher)||John Chard Decoration|
Ribbon: 32mm, yellow with green and white edges, and a blue centre stripe
The De Wet Decoration was a South African military medal that was in use from 1965 to 2003. It was named after General Christiaan de Wet. It was awarded to members of the Commandos who completed twenty years qualifying service, and was originally (1965-1986) restricted to officers. The decoration has been superseded by the Medalje vir Troue Diens and the Emblem for Reserve Force Service.
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