Below is an interesting silver General Service Medal 1962 which on one side has the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the other side the word FOR CAMPAIGN SERVICE and with 1 clasp bearing the word ” MALAY PENINSULA”:-
GSK(General Service Medal Queen elizabeth II
1962 General Service medal with 1 crasp with the word “MALAY PENINSULAR”
General Details of the General Service medal
- Also sometimes referred to as the Campaign Service Medal.
- This medal was introduced in 1962 to combine the General Service Medal (1918), as awarded to the Army and RAF, and the Naval General Service Medal (1915).
- The 1962 GSM was awarded until 2007, when it was replaced by the Operational Service Medal.
- The 1962 GSM is a circular SILVER medal. The obverse shows the crowned effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse bears the words ‘FOR CAMPAIGN SERVICE’ under a crown, all surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves.
- The 32 mm wide ribbon is purple with two outer stripes of dark green. These are the same colours as the GSM 1918–62, but with different proportions of these two colours being used for this medal.
GSMs have the name, rank, service number and regiment or corps of the awardee annotated on the rim of the medal.
13 Clasps were awarded to the 1962 GSM from the period 1962- 2007.
The various clasps are as follows:
(a) Borneo in Sabah, Sarawak and North Borneo
(b) Radfan area of South Arabia
(c) South Arabia
(d) MALAY PENINSULA
(e) Northern Ireland
(f) South Vietnam
(g) Dhofar (Oman)
(i) Mine clearance-Guld of Suez
(l) N.Iraq & South Turkey
(n) Air Operations Iraq
MORE Details of the Clasp on Malay Peninsula of the GSM Queen Elizabeth II (17th August 1964 – 11th August 1966):-
For service in the Malay Peninsula or Singapore from 17th August, 1964 and 11th August, 1966 ( inclusive )
i). Officers and other ranks of the United Kingdom Land Forces who were on the posted or attached strength of a unit or formation and served 30 days or more, not necessarily continuous, on land in the Malay Peninsula/Singapore between 17th August, 1964 and 12th June, 1966 (inclusive).
ii) Service of 30 days or more, afloat while in any Royal Navy or Army Department vessel on duty in waters surrounding the Malay Peninsula/Singapore between 17th August, 1964 and 12th June, 1965, ( inclusive). Service in any Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy or Royal New Zealand Navy vessel on sea patrol duties between 13th June, 1965 and 11th August, 1966, ( inclusive), also reckoned for qualifying service and could be aggregated with qualifying service on land as in (i) above to complete the required period of 30 days. Uniformed members of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary qualified under the same criteria as the armed forces.
iii) RAF aircrew; 30 or more operational patrols over the waters surrounding Malay Peninsula and Singapore between 13th June 1965 and 11th August 1966 qualified, in addition to the land and sea qualifications above.
iv). Civilians listed below who served under the same conditions as the Land or Royal Navy Forces qualified for the award
(a) MOD Fire Services.
(c) Women’s Royal Voluntary Service