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The Cadet Forces Medal Royal Warrant

ROYAL WARRANT

The Cadet Forces Medal

GEORGE R. GEORGE THE SIXTH, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting!

WHEREAS WE are desirous of honouring those who have rendered long and meritorious service as Officers, Chief Petty Officer Instructors and adult Warrant Officers in or with the Services Cadets:

We do by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors institute and create a new Medal and we do hereby direct that it shall be governed by the following rules and ordinances.

First: Style. - The Medal shall be designated and styled “The Cadet Forces Medal”.

Secondly: Description. - The award shall be in cupro-nickel in the form of a circular Medal bearing on the obverse the Crowned Effigy of the Sovereign and on the reverse the inscription “The Cadet Forces Medal”, and a representation of a torch. The name of the recipient shall be stamped on the rim of the Medal.

Thirdly: Ribbon. - The Medal shall be worn on the left breast suspended from a ribbon one and a quarter inches in width which shall be in colour green with yellow edges, narrow stripes of dark blue, red and light blue being superimposed. The ribbon shall be worn with the dark blue stripe further from the left shoulder than the stripe of light blue.

Fourthly: Eligibility (Royalty). - The medal may be worn by Us, Our Heirs and Successors, Kings and Queens Regnant of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and it shall be competent for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, to confer at Pleasure the award upon any Princes and Princesses of the Blood Royal.

Fifthly: Eligibility (General). - Those eligible for the Medal shall be persons granted Commissions by Ourself, Our Heirs or Successors, or by Our Admiralty or by Our Lieutenants of Counties or by Our Air Council in Our Reserve or Auxiliary or Volunteer Forces, and persons given appointments prior to 1st February 1942, as Officers by the Navy League or the Air League of the British Empire, for service in Units of or with Services Cadets, who have so served with such Commissions or appointments on or after 3rd September, 1939, and Chief Petty Officer instructors and adult Warrant Officers of Services Cadets who were serving as such on or after 3rd September, 1939, such Services Cadets having been raised in Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, any of Our Colonies or a territory under Our protection; or within any other part of Our Dominions Our Government whereof shall desire to take part in the grant of the award, under Regulations approved by Us, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government.

Sixthly: Service required. - The period of service requisite for the award shall be twelve years qualifying service subsequent for 3rd September, 1926, inclusive, as defined in the regulations hereinafter mentioned, qualifying service during the Second World War, in the period 3rd September, 1939, to 2nd September, 1945, being reckoned two-fold. Service which has been, or may be, reckoned as qualifying service for the Efficiency Decoration or the Efficiency Medal or the Clasps thereto or service which has been recognised by the award of any other alternative Efficiency or Long Service Award may not be reckoned towards the award of the Medal.

Seventhly: Continuity. - Qualifying service shall be continuous, exception only being made to this rule in the manner prescribed in the Regulations hereinafter mentioned.

Eighthly: Qualifying service terminated by disability. - It shall be competent for Our First Lord of the Admiralty, Our Secretary of State for War or Our Secretary of State for Air, as the case may be, or the Governors or Officers administering the Government, as the case may be, of Our respective Colonies or territories under Our protection, or the appropriate Ministers of State in any of Our Dominions, Our Government whereof shall so desire, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government, in relation to the Services Cadets within their respective jurisdiction, to approve the special award of this Medal where qualifying service has been terminated by disability of a permanent nature directly attributable to qualifying service during the period 3rd September, 1939, to 2nd September, 1945, before the completion of the required period of qualifying service, provided that in such cases the individual has completed qualifying service which under the terms of this, Our Warrant, my be reckoned as eleven years.

Ninthly: Clasp. - A Clasp to the Medal, to be attached to the ribbon when the Medal itself is worn, and in cupro-nickel, may be awarded on the completion of each additional twelve years of qualifying service after the end of the qualifying period for the grant of the Medal. A cupro-nickel rose Emblem denoting the award of each Clasp shall be worn on the ribbon when the ribbon only is worn.

Tenthly: Certificate of efficiency. - No person shall be recommended for the Medal or Clasp unless, having completed the qualifying period of service, it is certified that he is, or was when he last served, efficient and in every way deserving of the award.

Eleventhly: Registration. - The names of all those to whom the Medal or Clasp is awarded shall be recorded in the manner prescribed in the Regulations hereinafter mentioned.

Twelfthly: Order of wear. - In the official list showing the order in which Orders, Decorations and Medals are worn the Cadet Forces Medal shall be placed after The King's Medal for Champion Shots in the Military Forces and before the Rocket Apparatus Volunteer Long Service Medal.

Thirteenthly: Miniatures. - Reproductions of the Medal, known as miniature Medals, which may be worn on certain occasions by those to whom the Medal is awarded, shall be approximately half the size of the Cadet Forces Medal, and a sealed pattern of the miniature Medal shall be kept in the Central Chancery of Our Orders of Knighthood.

Fourteenthly: Forfeiture and Restoration. - It shall be competent to Our First Lord of the Admiralty, Our Secretary of State for War, or Our Secretary of State of Air, as the case may be, or for the Governors or Officers administering the Government, as the case may be, of Our respective Colonies or territories under Our protection, or for the appropriate Ministers of state in any of Our Dominions, Our Government whereof shall so desire, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government, in relation to the Services Cadets within their respective jurisdiction, to cancel and annul the conferment of the Medal or Clasp on any person, under the conditions laid down in the Regulations hereinafter mentioned, and also to restore a forfeited award under those Regulations.

Fifteenthly: Regulations. - The award shall be conferred under such Regulations as to grant, forfeiture, restoration and other matters, in amplification of this Our Warrant, as may with Our approval be issued from time to time by Our First Lord of the Admiralty, Our Secretary of State for War, or Our Secretary of State for Air, as the case may be, after agreement has been reached between those three Ministers and Our Prime Minister, or subject to the agreement of the aforesaid Ministers, by the Governors or Officers administering the Government, as the case may e, of Our respective Colonies or territories under Our protection, in relation to the Services Cadets within their respective jurisdiction, or by the appropriate Minister of State in any of our Dominions, Our Government whereof shall so desire, or within any territory under Our protection administered by Us in such Government.

Lastly: Annulment, etc., of rules and ordinances. - We reserve to Ourself, Our Heirs and Successors, full power of annulling, altering, abrogating, augmenting, interpreting, or dispensing with these rules and ordinances, or any part thereof, by a notification under Our Sign Manual.

Given at Our Court at St James's, this first day of February, one thousand nine hundred and fifty, in the fourteen year of Our Reign

By His Majesty's Command,
C. R. ATLEE

Issued under the authority of the Regulations Act 1936 Date of notification in Gazette: 14 January 1954.

WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND: Printed under the authority of the New Zealand Government, by R. E. OWEN, Government Printer - 1954 1969/280

ROYAL WARRANTS

The Cadet Forces Medal

ELIZABETH R.

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting!

WHEREAS His late Majesty, King George VI, by a Warrant* under His Royal Sign Manual dated this 1st day of February, 1950, was pleased to institute and create a Medal designated “The Cadet Forces Medal”.

AND WHEREAS We deem it expedient that the Warrant should be amended to permit of the reckoning of service during the Second World War at less than twice its actual length:

WE do by those presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, ordain that the Sixth Clause of the Royal Warrant shall be amended by the addition, at the end of the first sentence, of the words, “except where otherwise provided at a lower rate in the Regulations hereinafter mentioned”.

Given at Our Court at St James's, this eighth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, in the third year of Our Reign

By Her Majesty's Command,
WINSTON S. CHURCHILL.

The Cadet Forces Medal

ELIZABETH R.

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting!

WHEREAS His late Majesty, King George VI, by a Warrant* under His Royal Sign Manual dated this 1st day of February, 1950, hereinafter described as the original Warrant, was pleased to institute and create a Medal designated “The Cadet Forces Medal”.

AND WHEREAS this original Warrant was amended by Us by a Warrant under Our Royal Sign Manual dated the eighth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-five.

AND WHEREAS We deem it expedient that the original Warrant should be further amended to permit of the reckoning towards the grant of the Medal of service as Petty Officer Instructor in the Sea Cadet Corps.

WE do by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, ordain that the second paragraph of the preamble to the original Royal Warrant and the Fifth Clause of the original Royal Warrant shall be amended by the addition after the phrase, “Chief Petty Officer Instructors” of the words, “Petty Officer Instructors.”

WE do also ordain that in the original Warrant the Twelfth Clause relating to the order of wear shall be amended by the alteration of the words “after the King's Medal for Champion Shots in the Military Forces and before the Rocket Apparatus Volunteer Long Service Medal” to “after the Queen's Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces and before the Coast Life Saving Corps Long Service Medal”.

Given at Our Court at St James's, this twentieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and sixty, in the ninth year of Our Reign

By Her Majesty's Command,
HAROLD MacMILLAN.

The Cadet Forces Medal

ELIZABETH R.

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting!

WHEREAS His late Majesty, King George VI, by a Warrant* under His Royal Sign Manual dated this 1st day of February, 1950, hereinafter described as the original Warrant, was pleased to institute and create a Medal designated “The Cadet Forces Medal”.

AND WHEREAS this original Warrant was amended by Us by a Warrants under Our Royal Sign Manual dated the eighth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-five and the twentieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and sixty.

AND WHEREAS We deem it expedient that the original Warrant should be further amended to permit of the reckoning towards the grant of the Medal as a person given an appointment as an officer by Our Defence Council.

WE do by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, ordain that the Fifth Clause of the original Royal Warrant shall be amended by the deletion of the words “Those eligible for” in the first line to “Volunteer Forces” in the fourth line and the substitution of the following:

“Those eligible for the Medal shall be persons granted Commissions by Ourself, Our Heirs or Successors, or by Our Defence Council or by Our Lieutenants of Counties, in Our Reserve or Auxiliary or Volunteer Forces, and persons given appointments by Our Defence Council in these Forces”,

*S.R. 1954/10

1989/325

ROYAL WARRANTS

The Cadet Forces Medal

ELIZABETH R.

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting!

WHEREAS His late Majesty, King George VI, by a Warrant under His Royal Sign Manual dated the first day of February, 1950, hereinafter described as the original Warrant, was pleased to institute and create a Medal designated “The Cadet Forces Medal”.

AND WHEREAS this original Warrant was mended by Us by Warrants under our Royal Sign Manual dated the eight day of January, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, the twentieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and sixty and the twenty-first day of December, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-four.

AND WHEREAS We deem it expedient that the original Warrant should be further amended to permit of the clasp of the Medal to be awarded after eight years service.

WE do by those presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, ordain that the Ninth Clause of the original Royal Warrant shall be amended by the addition, after the word Service, of the words “or on or after 1st July, 1971, on completion of each additional eight years, not necessarily continuous, qualifying service.”

GIVEN at Our Court at St James's this thirtieth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one, in the twentieth year of Our Reign

By Her Majesty's Command,
EDWARD HEATH.

Issued under the authority of the royal Prerogative.
Date of notification in Gazette: 2 November 1989.
This warrant is administered in the Ministry of Defence.
WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND: Printed under the authority of the New Zealand Government by V.R. WARD,
Government Printer - 1989 79297J-89/NS

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