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Voluntary Medical Service Medal with British Red Cross service bar, attributed
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Voluntary Medical Service Medal with British Red Cross service bar, attributed
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Circular cupro-nickel medal on scroll and swivel suspension bar; the face with the head and shoulders of a female figure facing right, her hands to the fore holding a lighted oil lamp in allegory of Florence Nightingale, a Geneva cross in the background, signed ‘PM’; the reverse with a saltire cross (Cross of St. Andrew) imposed on a Geneva cross, circumscribed ‘LONG AND EFFICIENT SERVICE’; attributed on the edge to ‘MISS JESSIE M. WHITMORE’; slight surface wear to the right hand arm of the Geneva cross of the reverse; on original ribbon mounted for wear, with silvered British Red Cross service bar. The medal was instituted in 1932 and is of striking Art Deco design. It was awarded by the British Red Cross Society and the St. Andrew’s Ambulance Corps of Scotland for a minimum of 15 years’ exemplary service. A bar was awarded for each further five years’ service, that for the British Red Cross bearing a Geneva cross, that for the St. Andrew’s Ambulance Corps of Scotland a saltire (St. Andrew’s) cross. The medal is not often found.

 
Voluntary Medical Service Medal with British Red Cross service bar, attributed
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Voluntary Medical Service Medal with British Red Cross service bar, attributed
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Voluntary Medical Service Medal with British Red Cross service bar, attributed
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Voluntary Medical Service Medal with British Red Cross service bar, attributed
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Voluntary Medical Service Medal with British Red Cross service bar, attributed
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Voluntary Medical Service Medal with British Red Cross service bar, attributed
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