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Operational Service Afghanistan Medal1

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Last Edited: 28 Oct 2021


  • Note for Web*: Operational Service Afghanistan Medal The Operational Service Medal (OSM) Afghanistan is awarded to personnel who complete operational service on or in support of, operations in Afghanistan from 11 September 2001.

    You’ll automatically receive the medal if you’re currently serving and have deployed on a current operation, you don’t need to apply. If you have not received your medal and think you might be entitled, speak to your Unit HR.

    To apply for the Operational Service Medal - Afghanistan, you must have:

    served under the command of the UK Joint Task Force Commander
    30 days continuous service or 45 days aggregated service
    served in either Zone 1 or Zone 2 (service in Zone 1 will be recognised with a clasp to the OSM)

    The colours of the ribbon represent the landscape of Afghanistan and the 3 services..1