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Date Instituted

1943

Campaign

Second World War 1939-45

Obverse

Map of Africa with the inscription `AFRICAN SERVICE MEDAL AFRIKADIENS-MEDALJE’.

Reverse

Leaping Springbok.

Size

36mm

Metal:

Silver

Naming

Impressed in sans serif capitals; Small capital letters with the prefixes `N’ for Native Military Corps, `C’ for Cape Corps and `M’ for Malay Corps.

Clasps

none

Approx. Medals issued

192000

Comments

Awarded to union service personnel who served a minimum of 30 days at home or abroad during the Second World War

AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL