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South Africa Medal for War Services, 1939-1946, unattributed as issued
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South Africa Medal for War Services, 1939-1946, unattributed as issued
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Circular silver medal with claw and ribbon bar suspension; the face with the arms of South Africa; the reverse dated ‘1939 1945’ centrally within a circular wreath of protea, circumscribed ‘SOUTH AFRICA SUID-AFRIKA • FOR WAR SERVICES • VIR OORLOGDIENSTE’; a small edge bruise to the lower left, a slight edge knick to the lower right; on original ribbon with glue residue to the upper reverse. The medal was instituted on 29 December 1946 to be awarded for two years’ aggregate service between 6 September 1939 and 15 February 1946 in voluntary unpaid service in an approved organisation, such as the Red Cross of South Africa. Members of the Armed Forces did not qualify, nor did those already awarded the Africa Service Medal. In the event, only about 17,500 medals were awarded in all and it is thus not often found.

 
South Africa Medal for War Services, 1939-1946, unattributed as issued
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South Africa Medal for War Services, 1939-1946, unattributed as issued
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South Africa Medal for War Services, 1939-1946, unattributed as issued
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