Territorial Efficiency Medal
- Territorial Efficiency Medal
Infobox Military Award
name= Territorial Efficiency Medal
awarded_by= The United Kingdom
eligibility= Territorial Army - Ranks
for= "Granted for a minimum of 12 years service in the Territorial Army with war service counting double."
status= This award:
*Superseded the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal
*Superseded by the Efficiency Medal in 1930.
description= as follows:
*Ribbon = 32mm plain dark green with yellow edges.
**Members of the Honourable Artillery Company wore a half blue, half scarlet ribbon, with yellow edges.
*Metal = Silver
*Size = Height 38mm; max.width 31mm
*Shape = Oval, with claw and ring suspension.
*Obverse = Sovereign's effigy (George V)
*Reverse = Inscription: "Territorial Efficiency Medal" on three lines.
The Territorial Efficiency Medal is a medal of the United Kingdom awarded for long service in the Territorial Army. This award superseded the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal when the Territorial Force became the Territorial Army in 1921.
The criteria were for a minimum of 12 years service in the Territorial Army with war service counting double. Bars for further periods of 12 years were not awarded because they were not possible, given that this medal was superseded after 9 years by the Efficiency Medal. [Mackay, J., Mussell, J.W., Editorial Team of Medal News, (2005), "The Medal Yearbook", page 226, (Token Publishing Limited)] The medal is referred to as the TEM.
Honourable Artillery Company
. [ [http://www.hac.org.uk/html/about-the-hac/unique-features-of-the-hac/?PHPSESSID=9ed42c54191317cd20 www.hac.org.uk] ]
The equivalent award for commissioned officers was the Territorial Decoration.
J M A Tamplin, "The Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, 1908-1921 and the Territorial Efficiency Medal, 1922-1930", (1985), (Spink: London)
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