Operational Service Medal for the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Operational Service Medal for the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Operational Service Medal for the Democratic Republic of Congo
Awarded by United Kingdom
Type Military Campaign Medal
Eligibility Members of the United Kingdom armed forces
Awarded for Campaign service
Campaign DROC 2003
Status Currently awarded
Description Silver disk, 36 mm diameter.
Clasps
  • DROC
Statistics
Established 2005

The Operational Service Medal for the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a 21st-century British armed forces campaign medal, awarded mostly to military personnel who served between 14 June and 10 September 2003 on Operation Coral.

Medal[edit]

The medal is silver and circular in shape and designed as follows:[1]

  • Obverse, shows the crowned effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse, bears the Union Flag, surrounded by the inscription ‘For Operational Service’ and the four major points of the compass, with four Coronets: Royal (top left), Naval (top right), Mural-Army (bottom left), and Astral-Royal Air Force (bottom right).
  • Ribbon, a broad central red stripe, flanked each side by a stripe of navy blue and one of light blue, to represent the three services, with an outer stripe of ochre, to represent the Congolese landscape.
  • Clasp, DROC clasp awarded with every medal, a silver rosette denotes the clasp when worn on the ribbon bar.

Qualifying criteria[edit]

The medal with clasp is awarded for 25 days continuous service in the Ituri Province between 14 June and 10 September 2003 on Operation Coral.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medals: campaigns, descriptions and eligibility". Ministry of Defence Medal Office. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  2. ^ 2006, presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Defence by Command of Her Majesty, October (2006). The Operational Service Medal : service in the Democratic Republic of Congo between 14 June 2003-10 September 2003. [London]: Stationery Office. ISBN 9780101693424. 

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