This reproduction Defence medal is made from silver plated lead-free pewter. It is supplied on an authentic coloured ribbon attached to a card with an image a member of the Home Guard being trained on a Vickers Machine Gun.
This medal was awarded to service personnel for three years of service at home. Personnel of Anti-Aircraft Command, RAF ground crews, the Home Guard, Civil Defence, National Fire Service and many other civilian units qualified for the medal.
Please note these high quality replica medals are not the actual size of the original medals awarded and are approximately 2cms in diameter.
The manufacturer of this item makes a donation from its sale to The Veteran Charities Consortium. The proceeds from this item made by The National Archives go towards supporting the work of The National Archives in preserving the nation’s history including the preservation of military records.