President's Medal for Shooting
|President's Medal for Shooting|
|Awarded by the President|
|Type||Military marksmanship medal|
|Awarded for||Champion shot|
|Status||Discontinued in 1994|
|CDF pre-1994 & SANDF post-2002 orders of wear|
The Ciskei Defence Force
The Ciskei Defence Force (CDF) was established upon that country's independence on 4 December 1981. The Republic of Ciskei ceased to exist on 27 April 1994 and the Ciskei Defence Force was amalgamated with six other military forces into the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).
The medal was awarded to champion shots.
Order of wear
Since the President's Medal for Shooting was authorised for wear by one of the statutory forces which came to be part of the South African National Defence Force on 27 April 1994, it was accorded a position in the official South African order of precedence on that date.
- Ciskei Defence Force until 26 April 1994
- Official CDF order of precedence:
- Ciskei official national order of precedence:
- Preceded by the Prisons Service Medal for Faithful Service.
- South African National Defence Force from 27 April 1994
- Official SANDF order of precedence:
- Official national order of precedence:
- Preceded by the National Cadet Bisley Grand Champion Medal of the Republic of South Africa.
- Succeeded by the State President's Medal for Shooting of the Republic of Bophuthatswana.
The position of the President's Medal for Shooting in the official order of precedence was revised twice after 1994, to accommodate the inclusion or institution of new decorations and medals, first in April 1996 when decorations and medals were belatedly instituted for the two former non-statutory forces, the Azanian People's Liberation Army and Umkhonto we Sizwe, and again upon the institution of a new set of honours on 27 April 2003, but it remained unchanged on both occasions.
The President's Medal for Shooting is a medallion struck in nickel-silver, 38 millimetres in diameter and 3 millimetres thick with a raised rim, displaying two crossed military rifles within a wreath.
The ribbon is 32 millimetres wide, with a 3 millimetres wide white band, a 10 millimetres wide green band and a 2 millimetres wide white band, repeated in reverse order and separated by a 2 millimetres wide black band in the centre.
Conferment of the President's Medal for Shooting was discontinued when the Republic of Ciskei ceased to exist on 27 April 1994.
- Republic of South Africa Government Gazette Vol. 477, no. 27376, Pretoria, 11 March 2005, OCLC 72827981
- Republic of Ciskei Constitution Act, no. 20 of 1981
- South African Medal Website - Ciskei Defence Force (Accessed 30 April 2015)
- South Africa Homeland Militaries, May 1996 (Accessed 1 May 2015)
- Peled, Alon (1998), A Question of Loyalty: Military Manpower Policy in Multiethnic States, Cornell Studies in Security Affairs, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp. 50f, ISBN 0-8014-3239-1
- Warrant of the President of the Republic of South Africa for the Institution of the "UNITAS MEDAL-UNITAS-MEDALJE", Gazette no. 16087 dated 25 November 1994.
- Uniform: SA Army: Former Forces Medals - Ciskei Defence Force (CDF)
- South African Medal Website - Legal aspects - Fount of Honour (Accessed 1 May 2015)
- Full Size Ciskei Presidents Medal For Shooting NO Ribbon
- CISKEI PRESIDENTS MEDAL FOR SHOOTING FULL SIZE Archived 23 June 2014 at Archive.is