The Regulations for The General Service Medal 1962 with clasp "Malay Peninsula"
COMMITTEE ON THE GRANT OF HONOURS DECORATIONS AND MEDALS
TERMS OF AWARD OF THE GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1962 FOR OPERATIONAL SERVICE IN THE MALAY PENINSULA/SINGAPORE
between 17th August 1964 and 11th August 1966
Presented to Parliament by the Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury by Command of Her Majesty October 1967
HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE
THE GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1962
OPERATIONAL SERVICE IN THE MALAY PENINSULA/SINGAPORE BETWEEN 17TH AUGUST 1964 AND 11TH AUGUST 1966
- The Committee on the grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals have had under consideration the need for the general recognition of service in the Malay Peninsula/Singapore between 17th August, 1964 and 11th August, 1966 inclusive, with special regard to the hardships and dangers which have accompanied this service.
- Their recommendations have been duly submitted to The Queen, who has been advised by the Prime Minister on matters likely to give rise to difference of opinion. Her Majesty has now graciously approved the recommendations set out below.
- Approval has been given for the award for service on the posted or attached strength of a unit or formation of H.M. Forces in the Malay Peninsula/Singapore of the General Service Medal, 1962, with Clasp “Malay Peninsula”, the award being granted subject to the conditions set out below.
- The qualifications will be:
- Service of 30 days or more, not necessarily continuous, on land in the Malay Peninsula/Singapore between 17th August, 1964 and 12th June, 1965 (both dates inclusive) while on the posted or attached strengths of any unit or formation in these areas.
- Service of 30 days or more afloat, while in any Royal Navy or Army Department vessel on duty in the waters surrounding the Malay Peninsula/Singapore between 17th August, 1964 and 12th June, 1965 (both dates inclusive). Service in any Royal Navy vessel on sea patrol duties between 13th June, 1965 and 11th August, 1966 (both dates inclusive), may also reckon as qualifying service and may be aggregated with qualifying service on land as in (i) above to complete the required period of 30 days.
- Service of 30 days or more between the dates specified in 3(i) and 3(ii) above, as appropriate, by personnel of Her Majesty's Forces seconded to Malaysian Forces. (Amdt: Auth Ext Affairs London 5482 of 19 Dec 68).
- Civilian Categories
Provided they wore the approved uniform of their organisation, members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service will qualify under the same terms as Royal Navy personnel, and members of the M.O.D. Fire Services and Police and the Women's Royal Voluntary Service will qualify under the same terms as land- based Army personnel.
- Short Service
If qualifying service is brought to an end before the completion of 30 days, on account of death, or evacuation owing to wounds or other disability due to service, the reduced period of service will be sufficient qualification for the award. The grant to individuals for gallantry in the operations on a specific occasion during the uncompleted qualifying period, not amounting to 30 days, of a British Honour, Decoration or Medal of he status of a British Empire Medal or above, or a Queen's Commendation, or a Mention-in-Despatches, will qualify the recipient for the above-mentioned Medal and/or Clasp.
The award of the General Service Medal, 1962 and Clasp “Malay Peninsula”, will be made as soon as possible to those who have qualified. The ribbon will be issued shortly. The manufacture and issue of the Medals and Clasps will be undertaken as soon as possible.
Printed in England by Her Majesty's Stationery Office At St. Stephen's Parliamentary Press
(328197) Dd. 125357 K11 10/67
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