The General Service Medal 1962 Royal Warrant
THE GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1962
ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of Her other Realms and Territories, Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom all these Presents shall come, Greeting!
WHEREAS WE are desirous of instituting a new medal to succeed the Naval General Service Medal instituted by our Royal Grand Parent King George V on the 10th day of August, 1915, and the General Service Medal (Army and Royal Air Force) instituted by our Royal Grand Parent King George V on the 30th day of December 1918, we do hereby ordain that:-
Firstly: A new medal shall be instituted and shall be styled and designated "The General Service Medal, 1962".
Secondly: The Medal shall be of silver and circular in shape, bearing of the obverse Our Royal Effigy Crown and on the reverse a Wreath surrounding the words; "FOR CAMPAIGN SERVICE" surmounted by the Crown.
Thirdly: The Medal shall be suspended on the left breast by a ribbon one inch and a quarter in width, purple in colour with green edges.
Fourthly: The Medal shall be awarded to commemorate such campaign service subsequent to the 23rd day of December, 1962 as We, from time to time, may be pleased to determine.
Given at Our Court at St, James's this Fifteenth day of August, one thousand nine hundred and sixty four in the thirteenth year of Our Reign.
By Her Majesty's Command,
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