The MoD has released details of the change in regulations for the ACSM resulting in this new medal.
The medal design is identical to the current medal except it will not be hallmarked on the rim, the ribbon however carries two gold stripes in the centre.
The qualifying period has been reduced from three years (1080) days to two years (720) days.
The change affects those serving and those who left the service after 1st January 2008. The medal is institued from 1st july this year so anyone havng qualifying period towards the old ACSM or a clasp to that will now have that service put to the new medal. Recipients of the three year medal may also be awarded the new ACSM 2011.
Full details in our next newsletter. Full Size ribbon and medals in stock, miniature will arrive shortly and will be activated on our web site. Pictures will be available tomorrow.
Full Size ribbon - FR0851
Full Size Medal - MED0097
Use these codes as a search on our on-line shop to see pictures from 19th August.
To be fair I searched the Worcstershire Medals website with this code MED0097 and got a hit for Accumulated Service Medal (2011). Would be strange that they'd know about this before anyone else, the QDJM and the criteria for it have been released already and it's not getting issued till February next year.
Perhaps an indication (as if it wasnt obvious) that we arnt going anywhere apart from Afghan anytime in the near future. The rationale being the old ACSM was quite hard to get despite the Army being on several different Operations so if they are to lower the requirement its due to the fact we wont be going anywhere for a while?
That sounds like the ramblings of a loon, apologies.
Lad I recruited into the RRF has 8 gongs and is due his LS&GC, poor ******, he's going to have to give a day and a half's wage to mount his full size and miniatures when the good boy gong turns up. I'm happy with my tiny rack, infact it's not even really a rack, Sluggy has more than me and she's got two war one's, I don't. Now that I've reminded myself of that, I'm going to cry.