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Civilian Service Medal (Afghanistan)
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Ribbon bar of the medal
Awarded by UK
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility FCO civilian personnel, British forces
Awarded for 30 days continuous service, or 45 days aggregate service over a period of one calendar year, within the geographic area of Afghanistan, since 19 November 2001
Description Cupro-nickel, 36 mm diameter
Clasps None
Post-nominals None
Established 6 April 2011[1]
Related Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan
Accumulated Campaign Service Medal

The Civilian Service Medal (Afghanistan) is awarded by the British government to civilians (and some members of the UK Armed Forces) to recognise service since 19 November 2001 in the transition to democracy in Afghanistan.


The medal can be awarded to crown servants, whether recruited in the United Kingdom, Afghanistan or elsewhere, under operational control of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), any person holding the office of Constable, and contractors, and their employees, directly employed by the British Government to work for, or in support of, any FCO Provisional Reconstruction Team. Those eligible must have served in Afghanistan for 30 days continuously, or 45 days aggregated over a period of one calendar year (provided that the visits are for a minimum of 48 hours each).[2]


  • The Civilian Service Medal (Afghanistan) is circular (36.07mm in diameter and 4mm thick), stuck in cupro-nickel with a rhodium plating/coating. It has the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the wording ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FID DEF on the obverse and an Afghanistan mountain scene with the word Afghanistan written in Latin and Arabic lettering on the reverse. The recipients name is inscribed on the rim.
  • The medal ribbon has three vertical bands. The central green stripe represents the green zone and the thin grey stripes signify the shadow of the Hindu Kush.[3]

Post-nominal letters

The medal carries no rights to the use of post-nominal letters.


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