|List of Fleet
Air Arm Honours and Awards 1939-1945
The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
TERMSThe Canadian Volunteer Service Medal is granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada who voluntarily served on Active Service and have honourably completed eighteen months ( 540 days) total voluntary service from September 3, 1939 to March 1, 1947.
BARSA silver bar (often called a clasp), a maple leaf at its centre was awarded for 60 days service outside Canada. A silver maple leaf is worn on the ribbon in undress.
MOUNTINGThe medal is linked to a straight suspender by a small ring passing through a small fixed ring at the top of the medal.
RIBBONThe ribbon is 1.25 inches wide with a royal blue centre (0.5") flanked by two equal stripes of scarlet and dark green, the dark green being on the edges. The ribbon was issued during the war; the medal after the war.
DATESThe medal was established on 22 October 1943.
ISSUEDThere were 1,183,000 eligible, with 650,000 medals and 525,500 bars awarded to Canadians
For information on Fleet Air Arm campaign medal rolls and individual awards contact the relevant Armed Services Medal Offices.
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