Rhodesia Medal

Rhodesia Medal (obverse) Rhodesia Medal (reverse)

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.


The Rhodesia 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' and '1980', the year of issue.


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

Source Document

Rhodesia Medal (Regulations)

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