Naval Reserve Long Service Medal

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The Royal Navy Reserve Long Service Medal was created in 1908, and was awarded to petty officers or other ranks who had achieved 15 years in service. Service in the reserve during war time counted double towards this entitlement. Bars to this medal were awarded for each additional 15 years of service.

This award soon became the ‘Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal’, which was awarded up until 1999 when it was replaced with the Volunteer Reserves Service Medal’.


Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Surname
  • Initials
  • Service Number
  • Service
  • Gallantry Awards (if applicable)
  • Medal Number (for Reserve Long Service Medal)
  • Date of Issue (for Reserve Long Service Medal)
  • The port where the medal was issued

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: National Archives reference ADM 171/70

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