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Defence Honours & Awards

Australian Awards

Rhodesia Medal

The Rhodesia Medal was issued to Commonwealth personnel who served in Rhodesia for a period of at least 14 days between 1 December 1979 and 20 March 1980, pending the elections before the establishment of the independent republic of Zimbabwe.

Design

The medal is rhodium-plated cupro-nickel with the obverse having the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II.

The reverse has a sable antelope with the inscription ‘THE RHODESIA MEDAL 1980’.

Ribbon

The Rhodesia Medal ribbon is sky-blue with thin central stripes of red, white and dark-blue.

Source Documents

Regulations [PDF] [Word]

Application

Application for Defence Medals

Rhodesia Medal - Obverse - Click to open high resolution version in new window

Rhodesia Medal - Reverse - Click to open high resolution version in new window

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