RAF Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
The Royal Air Force Long Service Medal (EIIR) was issued in two versions, those awarded before 1954 and those issued after 1954.
Pre 1954 Issue (DEI:GRATIA)
This is the version awarded from 1952 to 1953. Originally awarded for 18 years exemplary service the qualifying period was reduced to 15 years in 1977. Officers are eligible provided at least 12 years of their service was in the ranks
Post 1954 Issue (BRITT:OMM)
This is the version of the medal awarded from 1954 onwards.
Originally awarded for 18 years exemplary service the qualifying period was reduced to 15 years in 1977. Officers are eligible provided at least 12 years of their service was in the ranks.
In 2016 the medal was extended to Commissioned officers who were serving on or after 29th July 2014, at the same time the qualifying criteria was amended and applied to OR's as well (from 1st October 2016 for OR's). The criteria for all is 15 years of good conduct from the date of any offence which would previously precluded the award of the LSGC. Bars are now awarded for additional periods of 10 years. The criteria was not made retrospective.
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 orå 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.
The RAF LS&GC Medal 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.