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Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Elizabeth II 1953-1979 issue, miniature
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Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Elizabeth II 1953-1979 issue, miniature
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Miniature circular cupro-nickel medal on claw and scroll suspension; the face with the laurel-crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, circumscribed ‘+ ELIZABETH • II • DEI • GRATIA • REGINA • F: D:’ (Elizabeth II by the Grace of God Queen, Defender of the Faith); the reverse with the insignia of the Royal Air Force, being an eagle with outstretched wings, a Tudor crown above, circumscribed ‘FOR LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT’; height overall 31.71mm (1.25 inches), diameter 18.63mm (0.73 inch); on original ribbon mounted for wear with original fitment. The medal was instituted on 1 July 1919 and awarded for 18 years’ exemplary service (reduced to 15 years in 1977). This example dates from after the accession of Queen Elizabeth in 1953 but before the introduction of the portrait of the Queen wearing the St. Edward crown in 1980.

 
Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Elizabeth II 1953-1979 issue, miniature
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Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Elizabeth II 1953-1979 issue, miniature
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Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Elizabeth II 1953-1979 issue, miniature
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