Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

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Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Edward VII).jpg
King Edward VII version with original all-green ribbon
Awarded by the Monarch of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India
Country Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Type Military long service medal
Eligibility Petty Officers and ratings of the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve, Royal Fleet Reserve, Royal Naval Wireless Auxiliary Reserve.
Awarded for 15 or 12 years service
Clasps for 15 or 12 years service
Post-nominals None
Statistics
Established 1908
Last awarded 1999
Related Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

The Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was the Long Service Medal of the reserve forces of the Royal Navy. The medal was presented for 15 or 12 years of service by Petty Officers and ratings of the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve, Royal Fleet Reserve, and Royal Naval Wireless Auxiliary Reserve.[1] Established in 1909, the medal was replaced by the Volunteer Reserves Service Medal.[2]

Medal design[edit]

The medal is silver 36 millimetres (1.4 in) in diameter. The obverse bears the effigy of the reigning sovereign of the period. The first two, Edward VII and George V are in the uniform of the Admiral of the Fleet. The later monarchs' effigies are the coinage type profiles. The reverse depicts HMS Dreadnought with the motto DIUTURNE FIDELIS (Faithful Over Time) underneath. The ribbons of the forces varied over time and by force. In 1957, the Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve were merged as the Royal Naval Reserve, and assumed a common ribbon.[1]

Reserve Force First ribbon Second ribbon Third ribbon
Royal Naval Reserve
Ribbon - Volunteer Long Service Medal.png
1908-1941
Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.PNG
1941-1957
Royal Naval Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.PNG
1957-1999
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Ribbon - Volunteer Long Service Medal.png
1908-1919
Ribbon - Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.png
1919-1966
Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve
Ribbon - Volunteer Long Service Medal.png
1919-1943
Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.PNG
1943-1949
Royal Naval Wireless Auxiliary Reserve
Ribbon - Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.png
1939-1957
Royal Fleet Reserve
Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.PNG
1922-1999

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