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Date Instituted

1982

Campaign

Falklands Islands & South Georgia 1982

Obverse

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II

Reverse

Coat of arms of the Falklands Island in the centre and SOUTH ATLANTIC MEDAL inscribed round top and laurel wreath below.

Size

36mm

Metal:

Cupro-nickel  

Naming

Impressed capital letters

Clasps

None authorised

Approx. Medals issued

27500

Comments

Awarded to all personnel who took part in operations in the South Atlantic for the liberation of Falklands Islands & South Georgia. To qualify the recipient had to have at least one full day service in Falklands Islands & South Georgia Islands or 30 days in the operational zone including the Ascension Island. A rosette was awarded for wear on the ribbon for those who had at least one full day service in Falklands Islands & South Georgia Islands.

SOUTH ATLANTIC MEDAL