Canadian Efficiency Decoration

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Efficiency Decoration
Efficiency Decoration (George VI) Canada.jpg
Canadian Efficiency Decoration with the cypher of King George VI, first version
TypeLong service decoration
Awarded forTwenty years service until 1949
Twelve years service from 1949
Presented by Canada
EligibilityOfficers of the Non-Permanent Active Militia, RCAF Auxiliary and Reserve
Post-nominalsED
ClaspsAwarded for 6 years additional service
StatusSuperseded by the Canadian Forces Decoration
Established23 September 1931
Total3,700
Efficiency Decoration (NZ) ribbon.jpg
Ribbon of the decoration
Precedence
EquivalentCanadian Forces Decoration

The Canadian Efficiency Decoration (ED) was a Canadian military award given to officers of the Non-Permanent Active Militia, RCAF Auxiliary and Reserve who completed twenty years of meritorious military service. Similar Efficiency Decorations were also awarded by other Commonwealth countries. A bar was issued for an additional 20 years of meritorious service. Approximately 3,700 medals were issued.[1]

Time spent in war service counted double towards the 20 year requirement and time spent in the ranks counted as half. The award was superseded by the Air Efficiency Award for members of the RCAF Auxiliary and Reserve in 1942. Eligible members who entered the Canadian Forces before 1 September 1939 continued to be eligible for award of the Canadian Efficiency Decoration and bars to the decoration.[2] Members who had joined after that time were eligible for the Canadian Forces Decoration, which superseded the Canadian Efficiency Decoration, on its establishment in 1949.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Efficiency and Long Service Decorations and Medals - Canadian Efficiency Decoration". Efficiency and Long Service Decorations and Medals. Veterans Affairs Canada. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Obsolete Long Service Awards". Canadian Honours Chart. National Defence and the Canadian Forces. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Canadian Forces' Decoration (CD)". Canadian Honours Chart. National Defence and the Canadian Forces. Retrieved 2 September 2013.