Ambulance Service (Emergency Duties) Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

Era: 1974 - Present

Instituted 5th July 1996 the Ambulance Service (Emergency Duties) Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was awarded to recognise long service to both full and part time members of the Ambulance Services provided they are employed on emergency duties within England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands.

The medal would be awarded for twenty years of commendable service to Ambulance Paramedics, Technicians, and Ambulance Officers. Ambulance Officers and other management grades must have served at least seven years on emergency duty. Service prior to 1974 in an ambulance service maintained by a local authority may also be counted.


Materials:   The majority of the British medals and clasps are made of solid silver, though some were issue in bronze versions, mainly to Indian non-combatants.  The majority of the British campaign awards are circular, usually 36mm in diameter.

Ribbons:    Medals are worn suspended from their own specific ribbons. These were first made of silk but cotton was increasingly used as the nineteenth century developed.  Their own colours often have a symbolic significance: the equal stripes of the ‘1939 to 1945 Star,’ for example, are dark blue to represent the service of the Royal and Merchant Navies, red, to represent that of the Armies and light blue to represent that of Air Forces.

Ribbon width can vary slightly though it is generally 32mm wide.

Ribbon – Green with white edges. The edges are bisected by a narrow green stripe

Suspender - Ring

Type – Long service and good conduct medal

Eligibility – Ambulance Technicians, Paramedics, and Ambulance Officers

Awarded for – 20 years’ service

Established – July 1995

Description – Silver circular medal 36mm diameter. The medal obverse depicts the crowned effigy of the reigning sovereign, surrounded by the royal titles; ‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F.D.’ The reverse depicts either the emblem of the Ambulance Services of Scotland or the remainder of the United Kingdom in the centre with the wording ‘FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE’ around the top.


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