Falklands Medal


Falklands Medal Ribbon

South Atlantic Medal

Awarded to all branches of the British Armed Forces, Merchant Navy and Civilians who took part in the operations in the South Atlantic. Point of interest 7.000 issued to the Army, 13.000 to the Royal Navy and 3.700 to the Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary 2.000, Royal Air Force 2.000, Merchant Navy and Civilians 2.000
The Obverse of the Medal crowned profile of Queen Elizabeth 11.Reverse laurel wreath below the Arms of the Falkland Islands with South Atlantic medal inscribed round the top.
To qualify for the award the recipient had to have at least one full day's service in the Falklands or South Georgia, or 30 day's in the operational zone including Ascension Island. Those who qualified under the first condition were additionally awarded a large Rosette for wear on the ribbon.
and Claiming Medals

Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA)
(Joint Personnel Administration Centre)
MOD Medal Office
Building 250
RAF Innsworth

JPAC Enquiry Centre:
Tel: 0141 224 3600
Veterans Freephone: 0800 085 3600

Web Sites

SAMA logo
South Atlantic Medal Association 82
SAMA 82 exists to maintain and promote
a sense of pride and comradeship
among all veterans of the South Atlantic
campaign, and to re-establish and strengthen
links with the people of the Falkland Islands.

A good and efficient Medal service in the UK can be found at the web site
Raymond D. Holdich International



Falklands Medal

Mock Up


Falklands Rosette

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