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Africa General Service Medal
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The EIIR Africa GSM - 35 years after the last clasp (Somaliland 1920) was issued, Army Order 15 of 1955 sanctioned the award of the Kenya clasp for service between 21st October 1952 and 17th November 1956. Awarded for 91 days or more service against the Mau-Mau, during which struggle 12 British soldiers were killed and a further 578 members of the various security forces operating during the period.

Awarded for 91 days or more service against the Mau-Mau, during which struggle 12 British soldiers were killed and a further 578 members of the various security forces operating during the period.

Mounting & Display Options

We have a number of options to mount and/or display your medals. To have your medal/s framed for display, please see our framing options. To 'do-it-yourself' please see our Accessories page. We offer a professional Medal Mounting Service, which can be added to your order by selecting the relevant options above. 

Swing Style Mounting

Medals are professionally mounted on a brooch bar using a variety of embroidery techniques and swing freely from the bar. This is the most common for of medal mounting, which produces a handsome finish to your medal or group of medals ready to be worn. The brooch bar has a secure pin on the reverse to be attached to your garment. A Medal Holder is available on which to attach the pin if you wish to protect your garment.

Medal Mounting Swing Style

Medal Mounting Court Style

Medals are professionally mounted on a brooch bar using a variety of embroidery techniques. Court Mounted medals have a stiff backing board with the corresponding ribbon running all the way dawn the back of the medal. This is a more formal style of medal mounting which produces a stunning finish to your medal or group of medals ready to be worn. The brooch bar has a secure pin on the reverse to be attached to your garment. A Medal Holder is available on which to attach the pin if you wish to protect your garment.

Medal Mounting Court Style

Send Your Medals To Us

If sending medals to us to be mounted, please use some form of registered service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery. You can select from a couple of options. We can send you the protective packaging and special delivery envelope that will be ready addressed for you. All you have to do is go to the Post Office and pay the required fee for the postage. We do not charge you for sending this packaging to you. You can also ask us to arrange a courier collection for your chosen address (UK only). This will cost £20 and we will contact you to arrange a relevant date and time. Please note that the courier will not be able to specify a time - the best we can arrange is morning or afternoon. 

This award was issued named ('named' being the term used for engraving). If the option is chosen, service details will be diamond engraved on the rim of the medal to MoD standard.

Medal Edge Engraving

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