The 1939-1945 War Services Medal

Flag_of_South_Africa_1928-1994This is one of my South Africa War Services medals.

The medal was instituted by a Royal Warrant dated 29 December 1945 and countersigned and sealed at Cape Town on 6 February 1946, for award to both sexes, whether British subjects or not. The requirements were a minimum of two year’s service, one at least of which was continuous, rendered voluntarily and without pay, within or outside the borders of the Union of South Africa, in one or more of the officially recognized voluntary organizations, providing that five or more hours were worked every week.

I have two of these medals.

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