- Note for Web*: Operational Service Iraq & Syria Medal The Operational Service Medal (OSM) Iraq and Syria is awarded to personnel who completed operational service in or over the landmass of Iraq and Syria, or provided a significant and direct contribution outside of Iraq and Syria, to Operation SHADER since 9 August 2014 (end date to be decided).
To apply for the Operational Service Medal - Iraq and Syria with clasp Iraq and Syria you must have either:
30 days continuous or 45 days cumulative operational service in the international boundaries of Iraq and Syria
10 operational sorties over Iraq and/or 6 operational sorties over Syria with the RAF
To apply for the Operational Service Medal Iraq and Syria, without clasp Iraq and Syria you must have either:
50 hours on an Operation SHADER mission as an RPAS pilot, sensor or mission intelligence coordinator
45 days continuous or 60 days cumulative service with significant support or direct contribution to Op SHADER with specific units and specified locations, which include Al Udeid, Crete, Cyprus, Jordan, Kuwait and Turkey
The Iraq and Syria clasp is to be worn on the ribbon of this medal, denoting the risk and rigour of the task. The colours of the ribbon represent the large number of airframes used in the operation, and the 3 services..1
- [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/medals-campaigns-descriptions-and-eligibility#world-war-2-medals [Sept 2021].
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Last Edited: 28 Oct 2021