NATO Africa Miniature Medal
Personnel eligible for the award of the NATO Africa medal are those who are members of units or staffs taking part in, or supporting NATO in the following operations or activities:
a. All North Atlantic Council approved NATO support activities in relation to the African Union with effect from 1 June 2008.
b. Operation Allied Provider between 25 October and 12 December 2008.
c. Operation Allied Protector between 24 March and 23 April 2009 (phase 1) or 1 May and 16 August 2009 (phase 2).
d. Operation Ocean Shield between 17 August 2009 and a termination date yet to be determined.
AREA OF OPERATION
The Area of Operation for each of the above activities/operations is as follows:
a. NATO support activities in relation to the African Union - eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case principal in conjunction with Joint Force Command Lisbon.
b. Operations Allied Provider, Allied Protector and Ocean Shield - Encompassing the ocean areas north of Bab-al-Mandeb (North of Djibouti), the waters around the Seychelles Islands and up to the Straits of Hormuz (North of Oman).
The qualifying period for all the operations relating to Africa is 30 days continuous service or 60 days accumulated service within a two year period.
Aircrew will accumulate one days service for the first sortie flown of any day in the Area of Operations; additional sorties flown on the same day receive no further credit. This requirement exists for support as well as combat aircraft; support aircraft include tanker, airlift and surveillance platforms.
This medal is not permitted to be worn by UK personnel.
For award of the NATO Medal for Kosovo, personnel must complete both the qualifying period of service (below) and meet the eligibility criteria (above). The qualifying periods are: Thirty days continuous or accumulated service on the land, at sea or in the air space of Kosovo and other territories of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Albania, the Former Republic of Macedonia, and the Adriatic and Ionian Seas (the theatre of operations); Ninety days continuous or accumulated service, in the territories of Italy, Greece, and Hungary, in direct support of the NATO operations in Kosovo (the adjacent area); or Aircrew who participated in Operation ALLIED FORCE between 24 Mar and 10 Jun 99 will be deemed to have qualified after flying 15 sorties during the operation in the airspace of Kosovo and the other territories of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Aircrew who completed less than 15 sorties under this criteria will be allowed to aggregate the number of sorties completed with other qualifying service.
The Medal is circular in form and made of bronze, and bearing: on the obverse, the NATO star set in a wreath of olive leaves; and on the reverse, the title "North Atlantic Treaty Organization" and the words "In the service of peace and freedom" in English and French.
A large ring is attached to the top of the medal. The bar is sewn onto the ribbon.
The medal is always issued with a bar, inscribed "KOSOVO"
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 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.
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 medal is issued unnamed