Conspicuous Gallantry Medal

The medal was awarded to Chief Petty Officers, Petty Officers and men of the


Navy (or Army or Air Force personnel of equal rank


 serving with the fleet) who distinguished themselves by acts of pre-eminent bravery


in action with the enemy.

Conspicuous Gallantry Medal
Medal:


A thin, circular, silver medal, 1.42 inches in diameter


Obverse:

King George VI: crowned effigy of monarch facing left and a legend

GEORGEIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP: (for WWII)

Reverse:

Shows the legend FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY in three lines, encircled by a

laurel wreath and surmounted by a Imperial Crown at the bottom within a border of

four heraldic lions.


Bars:


A silver, laurelled bar was awarded for additional acts of pre-eminent bravery.


Mounting:


A straight suspender is fastened to the medal with a single-toe claw.


Ribbon:


The ribbon is 1¼ inches wide: consists of three vertical stripes: dark blue, white and dark blue.


Awarded to:

Chief Petty Officers, Petty Officers and men of the navy (or army or air force personnel of equal rank serving with the fleet.

Military awards have the service number, full name and unit or service engraved and civil awards

usually have the names in full engraved around the rim.

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