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Volunteer Force Long Service Medal (Colonies), King George V issue, 1911-1930, miniature
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Volunteer Force Long Service Medal (Colonies), King George V issue, 1911-1930, miniature
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Miniature circular silver medal with claw and swivel ribbon suspension bar; the face with the head of King George V in Field Marshal’s uniform facing left, circumscribed ‘GEORGIUS V BRITT. OMN. REX ET IND: IMP:’ (George V King of Great Britain Emperor of India); the reverse with a ribbon inscribed ‘FOR LONG SERVICE IN THE VOLUNTEER FORCE’ imposed on palm and laurel sprays; height overall 25.48mm (1 inch), diameter 17.65mm (0.69 inch); on replaced correct ribbon. The medal was instituted in 1894 to be awarded for 20 years’ service in the Volunteer Force, precursor of the Territorial Army. In 1901, the image of Queen Victoria was replaced with that of King Edward VII upon his accession. The Volunteer Force was disbanded in 1908 and the medal was awarded at that time to those who had served 16 years and did not transfer to the new force. The Medal was then superseded by the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal but continued to be awarded (with the image of King George V from 1911) until 1930 in Bermuda and India and to the Isle of Man Volunteers and the 7th (Isle of Man) Volunteer Battalion, King’s (Liverpool) Regiment. It is rare.

 
Volunteer Force Long Service Medal (Colonies), King George V issue, 1911-1930, miniature
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Volunteer Force Long Service Medal (Colonies), King George V issue, 1911-1930, miniature
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Volunteer Force Long Service Medal (Colonies), King George V issue, 1911-1930, miniature
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