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Permanent Overseas Forces Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
Permanent Overseas Forces Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.png
Ribbon of the medal
Awarded by the United Kingdom
Type Long service medal
Eligibility Full-time members of the permanent forces of the colonies and dominions
Awarded for 18 years efficient service
Status No longer awarded
Statistics
Established 1910
Last awarded 1932
Order of Wear
Next (higher) Indian Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Indian Army)[1]
Next (lower) Royal West African Frontier Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal[1]
Related Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

The Permanent Overseas Forces Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, also known as the Permanent Forces of the Empire Beyond the Sea Long Service & Good Conduct Medal, was a long service and good conduct medal for members of the permanent military forces of the colonies and dominions of the British Empire. The medal established in 1910 superseding the individual medals issued by the various colonies.[2] The medal was made obsolete in 1930 when a new Royal Warrant was promulgated to establish a single Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for all regular and permanent military forces of the empire.[3]

Appearance

The Permanent Overseas Forces Long Service and Good Conduct Medal is a circular, silver medal, 36 mm in diameter. The obverse depicts the effigy of King George V in the uniform of a Field Marshal, facing left. Around the edge is the inscription, GEORGIVS . V . BRITT . OMN REX ET IMP:. The reverse bears the inscription, in four lines in the centre, FOR / LONG SERVICE / AND GOOD / CONDUCT. Around the edge are the words PERMANENT FORCES OF THE EMPIRE BEYOND THE SEAS. The medal is mounted from a single-toe claw, with double-scroll claw supports on the rim. The mount attaches to a straight, swiveling suspension bar.[4]

During its history, the medal had two different ribbons, the first from 1909 to 1916, was a 32 mm wide crimson ribbon, with a narrow central white stripe. From 1919 to 1932 the ribbon was also 32 mm wide in crimson, but with a dark blue centre stripe bordered by narrow white stripes.[4]

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