Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal is granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or

Air Forces of Canada

who voluntarily served on Active Service from September 3, 1939 to March 1, 1947.

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal Bar

Clasp  
Terms:


Members of the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada are eligible for this medal if they

voluntarily served on Active Service and honourably completed eighteen months (540 days)

total service from September 3, 1939 to March 1, 1947


Medal:


A circular, silver medal (.925 fine silver), 1.42 inches in diameter.


Obverse:

Seven marching figures are depicted, representing men and women of the army, air force, navy

and nursing service;

and around the rim, the inscription 1939 CANADA 1945 VOLUNTARY SERVICE VOLONTAIRE.


Reverse:

The reverse shows the coat of arms of Canada.


Bars:


A silver bar (often called a clasp), a maple leaf at its centre, was awarded for 60 days service

outside Canada.

A silver maple leaf is worn on the ribbon in undress.


Mounting:


The medal is linked to a straight suspender by a small ring passing through a small fixed ring at the top of the medal.


Ribbon:


The ribbon is 1.25 inches wide with a royal blue centre (0.5 inches) flanked by two equal stripes of scarlet and dark green,

the dark green being on the edges. The ribbon was issued during the war; the medal after the war.



Awarded to:


The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal is granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada who voluntarily

served on Active Service and honourably completed eighteen months (540 days) total voluntary service from

September 3, 1939 to March 1, 1947.


Please note that the above is only a summary outline of the conditions that apply to this medal.

Additional information and a list of qualifying areas of service are available from the

Honours and Awards Section, Veterans Affairs Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P4.
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