General Service Medal (to 1962) Clasp

General Service Medal (to 1962) Clasp

The General Service Medal (GSM) was first introduced in 1918 as an Army and RAF equivalent to the Naval General Service Medal (NGSM).

The medal is used in place of a specific campaign medal, with clasps added to the medal to denote the campaign.

Post World War II Campaign Clasps issued to the 1918 GSM include: South East Asia 1945-46, Bomb and Mine Clearance, Palestine 1945-48, Malaya, Canal Zone, Cyprus, Near East (for Suez and Op Musketeer), Arabian Peninsula and Brunei.

In 1962 a modified General Service Medal was introduced which replaced the 1918 GSM and the NGSM.

Personnel who have been awarded this decoration


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