|On the 11th June 2023 the Prime Minister
announced in the House of Commons that the General Service Medal
1918-62 and the Naval General Servicee Medal 1915-62 with 'Canal Zone'
clasps were to be awarded to those who had served in the Suez Canal
Zone of Egypt during the period 16th October 1951 to 19th October
The qualification criteria for the Suez Canal Zone GSM (or Clasp) is to have served for a minimum of 30 consecutive days within the Canal Zone area during the period 16th october 1951 to 19th October 1954.
The following personnel are eligible. Members of the Armed Forces based in the Suez Canal Zone at that time. Accompanying Civilian Support Groups who wore the appropriate uniform of their organisation. Commonwealth and Colonial Forces, subject to the approval given by their government.
Veterans of the Canal Zone, or the next of kin of those who have died, should apply in writing to the MoD Medal Office giving their full nam, Date of Birth and Service Number. Next of kin will be required to supply supporting documentation. As with the initia issue of all other British campaig awards, there will be no charge for the medal. The address for all applications is:
RN Disclosures Cell
Mail PointG2, room 48
Portsmouth PO2 8DX
Army Personnel Centre Secretariat
Disclosures 2, Mail Point 515
65 Brown Street
Glasgow G2 8EX
|ROYAL AIR FORCE
Lincolnshire NG34 0HB