WW2 Territorial Efficiency Medal's in London Gazette 1997?

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  1. adam1981

    adam1981 Member

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  2. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Not sure if I'm missing something but where does it say they are GVI Medals. One would assume they are QEII ones. Efficiency Medals were replaced by the Volunteer Reserves Service Medal in 1999.

    Tim
     
  3. adam1981

    adam1981 Member

    I have one of them in my possession, sorry should have said that! its a GVI medal but the naming looks neat as opposed to the WW2 era issues. I have been doing some Googling on the matter and it looks like there may have been a change to the eligibility around 1997, something to do with it not needing to have been continuous service.
     
  4. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    In the Gazette entry is your man being awarded a Medal or a Clasp?

    Tim
     
  5. adam1981

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  6. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    There`s a few of those Regiment`s listed which ceased to exist long before 1997?

    Kyle
     
  7. adam1981

    adam1981 Member

    I'm sure I recall having seen this before in the London Gazzete in the 00's and maybe 10's also but can't remember any examples
     
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  8. ash0212

    ash0212 Member

    These are late claims for the Efficiency Medal (Territorial) by WW2 veterans or their relatives
     
  9. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    4D3C2395-5357-4FE4-8661-1D489CFFDF17.jpeg I can confirm that. Didn’t realise that these were Gazetted. I applied for my great granddad’s a while back and he was awarded it in March this year.
     
  10. ash0212

    ash0212 Member

    Originally only officer awards of the Efficiency Medal (Territorial) were "gazetted". More recently any award of the EM(T) can be found in the London Gazette.
    I encourage anyone who is related (NOK) to a pre war Territorial Army serviceman to check with the MOD Medal Office if they are entitled to this medal.
    There are lots of informative threads on here about applying for WW2 medals. The bonus is that this medal is named with your relative.
     
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  11. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    It is definitely worth checking. My great granddad was a WW1 veteran but he signed up for the TA in 1936, fought in France in 1940 and was captured and remained POW until April 1945. I had assumed that he didn’t have the necessary length of service for the Efficiency Medal until I discovered that war service counted as double so a form was duly sent to the Medals Office and it was awarded to go alongside the 1939-45 Star and War Medal which I’d previously applied for.
     
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