Hi All I am looking for the offcial line on the MSM, I know the qualification period has dropped, but I do need to know what QR's say word for word. For example, if someone was eligble when serving but didnt get recommended, and then left the service, is he still eligble? Anyone help? For Info note the minimum period has now changed to 24 years: That means any ex boy soldier with 2 years service (7-8 terms) and then 22 years adult service are eligble. Queen's Regulations (1975) denote that recipients of the Meritorial service medal (MSM) must have completed a minimum of 27 years' service, been awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and must have performed good, faithful, valuable and meritorious service with conduct judged to be irreproachable.