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General Service 2008 Medal1

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Last Edited: 28 Oct 2021
This medal withSouthern Asia clasp


  • Note for Web*: General Service 2008 Medal The General Service Medal (GSM) 2008 is awarded to army, RAF, Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel who served on operations from 1 January 2008 in the following geographical areas:

    Eastern Africa
    Western Africa
    Arabian Peninsula
    Northern Africa
    Southern Asia

    In order to qualify for the above clasps, specific criteria must be met. You’ll automatically receive the medal if you’re currently serving and are eligible, you don’t need to apply. If you have not received your medal and think you might be entitled, speak to your Unit HR.

    Veterans or Next of Kin should apply to the MOD Medal Office.

    If your application is successful, you’ll be awarded the GSM with a clasp for the relevant geographical area.

    If you become eligible for further clasp, you will not get a second medal. The clasp should be added to the GSM medal ribbon, worn above the first clasp.

    It is expected that further operations and clasps will be added to the GSM 08 as time progresses. The Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) decides which operations qualify for the GSM 08, not the MOD Medal Office..1