Reserve Defence Forces Service Medal

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  • Medal instituted in June 1961 as the Service Medal for the Local Defence Forces and Naval Reserve. On 1 October 2005 to replace and reorganise the previous reserve organisation, was established Army Reserve.
  • Medal awarded to officer, a non-commissioned officer or a private of the Local Defence Forces (Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil) and the Naval Reserve (Slua Muiri) who possesses the qualifying service for the award.
  • Medal awarded for 21, 12 and 7 years of service. For 7 years service a ribbon of blue with yellow edging and for the 12 year an additional yellow centre stripe. A bar is awarded after 12 years service with a second bar with 21 in the centre is awarded after 21 years service.