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NATO Libya Full Size Medal
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UK personnel are now authorised to wear the medal and it is to be treated as a campaign medal and worn in date of qualification.ÊAwarded for operations in support of the uprising against Gadaffi.ÊNATO took control of all military operations for Libya under United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1970 - 1973 on 31 March 2011. The aim of Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR was to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under attack or threat of attack.ÊThe mission comprised of three elements: an arms embargo, a no-fly-zone and actions to protect civilians from attack or the threat of attack.ÊOn 28 October 2011, after 211 days, the North Atlantic Council took the formal decision to end the operation at 2359 on the 31 October 2011, the operation will have lasted a total of 214 days.ÊNATO has fully complied with the historic mandate of the United Nations to protect the people of Libya, to enforce the no-fly zone and the arms embargo. Operation Unified Protector is one of the most successful in NATO history.

This medal has now been approved for wear by UK personnel.

CRITERIA

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.

DESCRIPTION

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.

MOUNTING

A large ring is attached to the top of the medal. The bar is sewn onto the ribbon.

BAR

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 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 medal is issued unnamed

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