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Irish Garda Siochana Medal

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As its been quite here in the northern Europe section, I thought I would share with you my medals for the Irish Garda Siochana (Police).

The Long Service Medal was introduced in 1972 and was issued to all those members who completed 22 years service with exemplary conduct. It has a silver coloured medal and is issued un-named. The riboon is emerald green with two white stripes in the centre.

The Golden Jubilee medal was also instituted in 1972 to commemerate the golden jubilee of the force. All members serving during the golden jubilee year were issued with this medal. The ribbon is three equal stripes of yellow, dark blue and yellow.


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Thanks Guys,

These are not mine, so no history to them. Unfortunately the Jubilee medal ribbon was stored for some time resting on the medal, thats whey the stained circle is on it. I was thinking of using vanish or some other stain remover on it, but not sure. Both medals only have a colour over the base metal, so the jubilee has a gold gilt cover and the long service has a silver cover.

I'll post some good closeups of each medal later.



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