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Honours

General Campaign Star

This general service award has been created as a means to recognize - in a timelier manner - those who serve in operations in the presence of an armed enemy. Rather than creating a new honour for each new Canadian Forces operation as it arises, the General Campaign Star and General Service Medal - with the addition of individual operational bars - can be awarded in future to honour participation in any operation that meets the criteria.

General Campaign Star

General Service Medal

This general service award has been created as a means to recognize - in a timelier manner - those who provide direct support operations in the presence of an armed enemy. Rather than creating a new honour for each new Canadian Forces operation as it arises, the General Campaign Star and General Service Medal - with the addition of individual operational bars - can be awarded in future to honour participation in any operation that meets the criteria.

General Service Medal

Wearing: as prescribed in the protocol for Wearing of Orders, Decorations and Medals (http://www.gg.ca/honours/pdf/wearing_e.pdf)

Related Information:

  • Speech on the Occasion of the Presentation of the General Campaign Star and General Service Medal - November 29, 2004 (Speech)
  • Governor General to preside over inaugural presentation ceremony of General Campaign Star and General Service Medal at Rideau Hall - November 26, 2004 (News Release)
  • Governor General announces the General Campaign Star
    and the General Service Medal - July 7, 2004 (News Release)

For more information, please see the Department of National Defence Web site for Canadian Forces Honours and Awards: http://www.forces.gc.ca/hr/dhr-ddhr/eng/home_e.asp

Updated: 2018-03-26
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