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Thanks, Tony. Wonder why they are dragging their feet so much... strange to have people being awarded a medal that does not exist yet!

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I think it's something to do with the tender process, i.e. the manufacture. The design, warrant and clasp criteria (to date) have all been sorted. The design is surprisingly traditional and a departure from recent design trends. It's quite Victorian in overtone.

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Tony,

Thank you, but given the amount of info incl DINs which can be found on open source links, I'm sure if site members searched hard enough they'd find all the wanted to know about the new award.  Even your modest representation of the medal ribbon should see you hauled of to the tower..! :)

im sure all shall become clear soon enough... 

Bert

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I see that a company called Empire Medals is advertising miniatures for the GSM 2008.  The five bars are:

Arabian Peninsula, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Western Africa and Southern Asia.

https://www.empiremedals.com/collections/miniature-gsm-2008/gsm-2008?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%202008%20GSM%20in%20miniature&utm_content=New%202008%20GSM%20in%20miniature+CID_6ad2fbd88ddf2f59888b840211358c50&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=View%20All%202008%20GSMs%20HERE

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First 46 2008 GSM's issued...............

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defence-secretary-awards-new-medal-to-46-troops

On 5/31/2016 at 23:18, Odin Mk 3 said:

I see that a company called Empire Medals is advertising miniatures for the GSM 2008.  The five bars are:

Arabian Peninsula, Eastern Africa, Northern Africa, Western Africa and Southern Asia.

https://www.empiremedals.com/collections/miniature-gsm-2008/gsm-2008?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%202008%20GSM%20in%20miniature&utm_content=New%202008%20GSM%20in%20miniature+CID_6ad2fbd88ddf2f59888b840211358c50&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=View%20All%202008%20GSMs%20HERE

I assume this will go along with the previous GSM, whereby one with medal multiple clasps as apposed to the OSM whereby multiple medals awarded, to a single serviceman/women. 

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Spoke to the Medals Office last week. They only had 46 initially made and they were issued by SofS for Def earlier this year. They will not have anymore until next Spring.

however you can buy your miniature now from many outlets!

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1 hour ago, bigjarofwasps said:

Still nothing for Op Shader I note? 

Think that unlike Herrick and Telic they are going to see if we "win", having just (June) got back we will have a long wait!!!  hope its ok to add this...open source http://www.ssrresourcecentre.org/2016/08/09/police-reform-in-iraq-challenges-and-lessons-learned-part-i/ 

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On 10/25/2016 at 16:50, dante said:

Think that unlike Herrick and Telic they are going to see if we "win", having just (June) got back we will have a long wait!!!  hope its ok to add this...open source http://www.ssrresourcecentre.org/2016/08/09/police-reform-in-iraq-challenges-and-lessons-learned-part-i/ 

Interesting concept but what about such campaigns as Northern Ireland they issued a medal for that? What happens if we don't win in Iraq/Syria will they not issue a medal? 

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9 minutes ago, bigjarofwasps said:

Interesting concept but what about such campaigns as Northern Ireland they issued a medal for that? What happens if we don't win in Iraq/Syria will they not issue a medal? 

Sorry just being flippant, but it is a strange state of affairs not giving a medal

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Just now, dante said:

.............but it is a strange state of affairs not giving a medal

I agree, considering it's far more higher profile than the other campaign bars issued. I wonder whether it'll have a medal in it's own right perhaps? 

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