Instituted in 1999 to replace the Royal Naval Reserve Decoration, the Royal Naval Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, the Efficiency Decoration, the Efficiency Medal and the Air Efficiency Award. At the same time the period of service was reduced to 10 years.
This is awarded to all ranks of the reserve forces.
This is the medal as worn by members of the Honourable Artillery Company. For the VRSM see here: -
Volunteer Reserve Service Medal
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