Good Service Medal

  • Medal instituted on 1 July 1975.
  • Medal awarded to members of all elements of the South African Defence Force for exemplary service.
  • Medal have three classes: Bronze after 10 years, Silver after 20 years and Gold after 30 years.
  • The original ribbons were dark green with coloured lines (white for Permanent Force recipients, blue for Citizen Force, or orange for Commandos). They were replaced in 1986 by new designs.



South African Military decorations