The General Service Medal with Northern Ireland Clasp. This clasp was instituted for award to personnel involved in varying operations in Northern Ireland during The Troubles. The general qualifying period is a minimum of 30 days' service between 14 August 1969 and 31 July 2007. The 30 days' service does not have to be composed of consecutive days. Should the qualifying period be cut short due to injury or death, then the completed days are counted as sufficient for the award of this clasp.