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British Commonwealth War and Campaign Medals Awarded to New Zealanders - The Korea Medal

Obverse View

The Korea Medal obverse view

Reverse View

The Korea Medal reverse view

About this medal

This medal was instituted in 1951 to recognise service in the Korean War. It was awarded to all British Commonwealth forces who took part in the war between 2 July 1950 and 27 July 1953.

The reverse of the medal depicts Hercules wrestling with the Hydra, with the word 'Korea' below the image.

About the ribbon

The ribbon is yellow with two blue stripes.

Medal Regulations

The Regulations for the Korea Medal can be viewed here.

Clasps and Bars

No clasps or bars were issued for this medal.

Order of Wear

The position of this medal in the Wearing of Medals in New Zealand Table can be viewed here.

Other Campaign Medals awarded to New Zealanders for service during the Korean War

The United Nations Medal (Korea)

The Korean War Service Medal