Specimen clasp 'SINAI' for Australian Service Medal 1975 -

Accession Number REL31511
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Nickel Silver (alloy)
Maker Royal Australian Mint
Place made Australia
Date made c 1991
Conflict Period 1990-1999
Period 1980-1989

Specimen clasp 'SINAI' for the Australian Service Medal 1975 - .

History / Summary

The Australian Service Medal (1975 - ) was established in 1988 and introduced in 1991 to recognise service by Australian forces in peacekeeping and/or non-warlike operations not already being recognised by the award of an individual campaign medal. Operations considered for inclusion must have taken place after February 1975. The ASM cannot be issued without a clasp. The clasp 'Sinai' was originally approved for personnel who had a minimum of 170 days service with the MFO (Multinational and Observer Force) monitoring the Israeli withdrawal from Sinai between 9 February 1982 and 28 April 1986. Further approval of the clasp has been granted for service in the same role after 6 January 1993. 1351 have been issued.