• Defence Medal

Defence Medal

  • Product Code: CMDM
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £5.40

Product Description: This Miniature Defence Medal is made from lead-free pewter. It is supplied with approximately 9cm of ribbon. The medal is mounted on a fold-over information card that has an image of members of the Home Guard training on a Vickers machine gun on the front and has historical information about the medal and cover image on the reverse.

Information: This medal was awarded to service personnel for three years service at home or six months service overseas in territories subjected to air attack or otherwise closely threatened. Personnel of Anti-Aircraft Command, RAF ground crews, Dominion forces stationed in the UK, the Home Guard, Civil Defence, National Fire Service and many other civilian units qualified for the medal. The medal was generally issued unnamed in cupro-nickel, but the Canadian version was struck in silver.

Cover Image – During the Battle of Britain, the Local Defence Volunteers were formed for the defence of Britain, later to be named the Home Guard. Here they are training to use a Vickers machine gun.

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