Defence Force Long Service Order

  • Order awarded to any member of the other ranks of the Botswana Defence Force who has had service in the Botswana Defence Force, with good conduct, for a period of not less than 15 years.
  • Order in sterling silver and plated in 24 ct gold and shall be in the shape of a square diamond with a length and width of 54 mm, the obverse consisting of a light blue enamelled border cutting all four corners with the legend "LONG SERVICE ORDER L.S.O." in gold letters, on vertical and horizontal planes, and surrounding the centre motif consisting, in relief, of a gold laurel wreath supporting a scroll bearing the title "BOTSWANA DEFENCE FORCE" surmounted by two circles, the outer circle enamelled in light blue bearing the legend "THEBE YA SECHABA" in gold letters, and the inner red enamelled circle with the letters "B.D.F." in gold, the inner circles being connected by crossed swords and surmounted by the Coat of Arms of Botswana, in gold relief, and the reverse having engraved upon it the name of the recipient and the date of the award.