The Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS) is an emblem of silver oak leaves and is a British Civilian and Military Award that recognises meritorious service during or in support of operations. Commercial and test pilots have received the award in recognition of extraordinary flying during extreme conditions.
The recipient is entitled to wear the emblem of silver oak leaves. This should be worn in a similar manner to a mention in despatches. If awarded for services in a theatre for which a campaign medal or a clasp has been granted, is worn on the ribbon of the appropriate medal. If the award is made for services out of theatre or in a theatre for which no campaign medal or clasp has been granted the emblem is to be worn directly on the coat after any medal ribbons.
Type – Meritorious service
Eligibility – British Civilian and Military personnel
Awarded for – Meritorious service during or in support of operations, or in recognition of extraordinary flying during extreme conditions.
Established – 1994
Post Nominals - The award does not give rise to post nominal letters and is denoted by a silver spray of laurel leaves.
Description – Silver oak leaves, worn in a similar manner to the Mentioned in Dispatches oak leaves. Worn on the ribbon of an appropriate campaign medal, if awarded. If no campaign medal was awarded, it was worn on the uniform after other medal ribbons.
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