Royal Bahamas Defence Force Inauguration Medal


  • Medal instituted on 1 April 1982.
  • Medal awarded to any present or past member of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and any civilian who was instrumental in the establishment and organisation of the Force to commemorate the inauguration of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
  • The medal shall be a circular silver medal one and a half inches in diameter bearing on the obverse the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on the reverse an emblematic design consisting of an anchor in a circle bearing the words “Royal Bahamas Defence Force” surrounded by a laurel wreath and surmounted by a shield bearing a representation of the Santa Maria and a demisun, and below, the figures “1979”.