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South Africa Police Good Service Medal varieties.


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Police Good Service Medal (1923-63)
An original South African medal, awarded to "other ranks" only, for (i) distinctly gallant conduct (Bar MERIT – VERDIENSTE), or (ii) 18 years exemplary service. Most of the 11 636 awards of this medal were for long service, and it takes precedence as a long service medal.

Insignia: Almost identical to the Prisons Good Service Medal: a circular silver medal, displaying the SA coat of arms and "Police service - Politie Dienst" (obverse) and the words "For Faithful Service - Voor Trouwe Dienst" (reverse). The Dutch was later changed to the Afrikaans "Poliesie Diens" and "Vir Getroue Diens", and finally to "Polisiediens" and "Vir Troue Diens".

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 (DUTCH VERSION)

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(AFRIKAANS 1st. TYPE VERSION)

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(AFRIKAANS 2nd. TYPE VERSION + MERIT – VERDIENSTE bar)

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(AFRIKAANS 2nd. TYPE VERSION -hallmarked .925 RMP (= Royal Mint Pretoria)

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(text: at the beginning Arthur Radburn).

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