Special Constabulary medal

Special Constabulary medal

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A relatively rare George V (uncrowned image) bronze medal awarded to Ernest Colwell (impressed on the side of the medal) “For Faithful Service in the Special Constabulary” (embossed on the rear of the medal).

There is apparently no date to the medal but given the depiction of George V without his crown and the absence of any bars or clasps attached to the ribbon, it is possible this medal was awarded for services outside the First World War but before the Second World War. This award would presumably have been made, on the recommendation of the then Chief Officer of Mr Colwell’s department, provided he had served for “at least nine years, and willingly and competently discharged ... duty as a Special Constable”.

The medal is attached to the correct ribbon, although as there is no pin, we are not sure whether the ribbon is the original length. The medal has been lightly cleaned only. The ribbon is showing signs of wear and the red central broad stripe has faded a little.

The medal measures just over 1.375in in diameter. The ribbon and medal together weigh just over 29g.

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