africa service medal
africa service medal defined in 1939 yearafrica service medal - Africa Service Medal;
africa service medal - South African award of the Second Great War. It was announced by Field-Marshal Smuts on Nov. 16, 1943, that King George VI had approved the institution of a South African medal to be awarded to all members of the Union Defence Forces or other uniformed services of the Union who "attested in service in Africa during the Second Great War before May 13, 1943," the day on which Africa was finally cleared of the Axis forces. The medal is of silver and represents the map of Africa. One side bears the inscription "Africa Service Medal," the other a leaping springbok. The ribbon is orange, with the green and gold springbok colours in vertical stripes on either side. Men and women were alike eligible for the award.
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