There is no permission to accept by UK personnel and no permission has been granted to wear.
Personnel eligible for the award are those who are members of units or staffs taking part in, or supporting the NATO Training Implementation Mission - Iraq (NTIM-I) and the NATO Training Mission - Iraq (NTM-I). Entitlement will be acquired by those forces under NATO command or control whilst in the Joint Operational Area (JOA), and those deployed to the JOA under national command in support of both NATO operations.
AREA OF OPERATION
The Joint Operations Area (JOA) includes Iraq and all neighbouring countries that have borders contiguous with Iraq and host elements of the force that provide direct support to NTIM-I and NTM- I.
The qualifying period in the JOA is 30 days continuous service or 60 days accumulated service within a two year period, from 18 August 2004 and a termination date, which will be notified in a supplementary document.
Aircrew will accumulate one day's service for the first sortie flown of any day in the Area of Operations; additional sorties flown on the same day receive no further credit. This requirement exists for support as well as combat aircraft; support aircraft include tanker, airlift and surveillance platforms.