Op HERRICK 4 and OSM

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  1. I have seen lots of 16X guys who deployed on Op HERRICK 4 with the OSM and rosette.
    Does anyone have a DIN or the supporting paperwork to back this up?
     
  2. Taken from the Medal Office web site:

    OSM Afghanistan

    The Operational Service Medal (OSM) for Afghanistan (formerly known as the OSM for service on Op Veritas)


    OSM Afghanistan
    Medal

    Silver and circular in shape. The obverse of the medal shows the crowned effigy of Queen Elizabeth. The reverse (shown here) bears the Union Flag, surrounded by the inscription ‘For Operational Service’ and the four major points of the compass, with four Coronets: Royal (top left), Naval (top right), Mural-Army (bottom left), and Astral-Royal Air Force (bottom right).

    Clasp

    ‘Afghanistan’. Awarded with the Medal for service specifically in Afghanistan. When the ribbon alone is worn, a silver rosette denotes award of the Clasp.

    Ribbon

    A broad central red stripe, flanked each side by a stripe of royal blue and one of light blue, to represent the three services, with an outer stripe of light brown to reflect the landscape of Afghanistan.

    Qualifying criteria

    Complex criteria govern the award of this medal, with varying lengths of service required depending on the operation and location.

    To qualify for award of the Medal with Clasp, personnel must have served in Afghanistan for either 5, 21 or 30 days continuous service between various dates depending on the operation, between 11 September 2001 – 1 August 2002 for Ops Jacana and Bandog, or to a date to be decided for Ops Veritas, Fingal and Landman.

    Service of varying lengths depending on the operation on Ops Landman, Veritas, Oracle, Ramson or Damien in other Middle East countries during certain specific dates will qualify for the OSM for Afghanistan without clasp.

    Full details are laid out in DCI JS 126/03 and were amended in 2005DIN 01-008.

    About the OSM

    The new Operational Service Medal (OSM) was introduced on 1 January 2000 and at the same time the General Service Medal (GSM) was discontinued, with the exception of the award of the GSM for Northern Ireland.

    Since its introduction, three OSMs have been issued: for service in Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although each OSM will look the same, separate ribbons will denote each separate award.

    A Clasp may be awarded with the OSM to signify service in a more dangerous area or period of conflict.





    Only if your have been awarded the medal with clasp, can you wear the rosette on your No 2's ribbon.

    Hope this helps?
     
  3. The new Operational Service Medal (OSM) was introduced on 1 January 2000 and at the same time the General Service Medal (GSM) was discontinued, with the exception of the award of the GSM for Northern Ireland.

    Since its introduction, three OSMs have been issued: for service in Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although each OSM will look the same, separate ribbons will denote each separate award

    So what about the Iraq medal?, surly that is an OSM.
     
  4. No it is classified as CSM, Campaign Service Medal.
     
  5. Thank you for clearing that one up.

    Regards

    LJS
     
  6. "A Clasp may be awarded with the OSM to signify service in a more dangerous area or period of conflict."

    That's the killer line. Is Helmand or, more specifically, does HERRICK 4 fall within the above?
     
  7. Yes! The clasp 'AFGHANISTAN' is awarded to all those serving within the national border of Afghanistan, regardless of location. The rosette is awarded to be worn on the ribbon (more correctly called the 'riband') which is attached to your No2 jacket. The rosette should not be worn on the ribbon from which your medal is suspended.

    At present there is no other clasp awarded.