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Long service medals (for all branches of the armed forces) come in the following.

4 year....Silver medal

12 year...Gold medal

18 year...Sliver cross

25 year...Gold cross

40 year...25 year gold cross with oak leaf bar.

Each service award has a ribbon attachment in the form of a National eagle (Army/Kriegsmarine) Luftwaffe eagle (Luftwaffe). The colour of the eagle will be the same as the grade of award.

As an example, a 12 year service bar.

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