Territorial Force Efficiency Medal

Territorial Force Efficiency Medal

Infobox Military Award
name= Territorial Force Efficiency Medal


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awarded_by= The United Kingdom
type= Medal
eligibility= Territorial Force - Ranks
for= "Granted for a minimum of 12 years service in the Territorial Force with war service counting double."
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status= This award:
*Superseded the Volunteer Long Service And Good Conduct Medal
*Superseded by the Territorial Efficiency Medal in 1921.
description= as follows:
*Ribbon = 32mm plain dark green with a central yellow stripe.
**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 (Edward VII and George V)
*Reverse = Inscription: "Territorial Efficiency Medal" on three lines.
clasps= "Bars awarded for further periods of 12 years service."
established= 1908
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last_award=
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recipients= 49526 (899 with bar, 64 with second bar)
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The Territorial Force Efficiency Medal was a medal of the United Kingdom awarded for long service in the Territorial Force. This award superseded the Volunteer Long Service And Good Conduct Medal when the Territorial Force was formed in 1908 following the enactment of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907, (7 Edw.7, c.9) which was a huge re-organisation of the old Volunteer Army and the remaining units of militia and Yeomanry. The TF was formed on April 1, 1908. It should be noted that the Militia were transferred to the Special Reserve rather than becoming part of the Territorial Force.

Criteria

The criteria were for a minimum of 12 years service in the Territorial Force with war service counting double. Bars were awarded for further periods of 12 years. This medal was superseded by the Territorial Efficiency Medal when the Territorial Force was elevated to become the Territorial Army. [Mackay, J., Mussell, J.W., Editorial Team of Medal News, (2005), "The Medal Yearbook", page 226, (Token Publishing Limited)]

Honourable Artillery Company

. [ [http://www.hac.org.uk/html/about-the-hac/unique-features-of-the-hac/?PHPSESSID=9ed42c54191317cd20 www.hac.org.uk] ]

Other details

Note that this medal is separate from the Territorial Force Imperial Service Badge.

The equivalent award for commissioned officers was the Territorial Decoration.

References

Further reading

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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