Rhodesian Services Association (Incorporated)
 

MEDALS, RIBBONS, DEVICES & ACCESSORIES

All pricing is in NZD and does not include P+P.
To order: Email
thecqstore@rhodesianservices.org stating your selection of goods, sizes required, delivery address and we will supply a quote

The copy medals that we stock are of the highest quality. Where applicable our medals are hallmarked Sterling Silver. They are made in New Zealand by a craftsman who only produces quality items in small quantities. You may find other copied Rhodesian medals on offer around the world, in particular the RGSM, but none will come near ours for quality. In addition, when you purchase from us the money is being put to preservation of Rhodesian history - not someone's personal account.

Important information:
Please be aware that wearing medals or devices to which you are not entitled (excluding medals worn on the right breast in memorial) is an offense that can be punished with fines or imprisonment.  In Australia you can be charged under Section 80 B of the Defence Act. In New Zealand, the Military Decorations and Distinctive Badges Act states that you can be fined or imprisoned and that the onus is on the defendant who must prove eligibility or entitlement. In England the Army Act 1955 section
197 states:
"Unauthorised use of and dealing in decorations, etc.- (1) Any person who, in the United Kingdom or in any colony,- (a)without authority uses or wears any military decoration, or any badge, wound stripe or emblem supplied or authorised by the Defence Council, or (b)uses or wears any decoration, badge, wound stripe, or emblem so nearly resembling any military decoration, or any such badge, stripe or emblem as aforesaid, as to be calculated to deceive, or (c)falsely represents himself to be a person who is or has been entitled to use or wear any such decoration, badge, stripe or emblem as is mentioned in paragraph (a) of this subsection, shall be guilty of an offence against this section."

Please do not apply to us for a replacement medal if you are not entitled to it. We are happy to check records for you, but if our search does not find your name and you cannot provide proof, then we will not supply.

We do not stock, supply or support Commemorative or Vanity Medals. These are defined as medals created and manufactured without Crown or Government sanction and are self awarded.

 

PLEASE NOTE that we can have your medals professionally mounted ready to wear.

Court Mounting: The ribbon is attached to a board and a brooch bar is attached to the back of that board, the medals are hung from the ribbon and secured to the board. Example:

Swing Mounting: The medals are hung from a brooch bar suspended by their ribbon. Example:

       

Full size copy Silver Cross of Rhodesia

Awarded for conspicuous gallantry

Please Note: We will only sell this medal to people who were awarded the medal. When you apply to buy we will check the Gazetted records and if you are not there you will be asked to provide proof of the award

 

Cast from solid Sterling Silver and hand finished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - Solid silver medal $150
Ribbon price - $10
Plus postage and to engraved reverse side with service number, rank, initials, surname add $18

Full size copy Bronze Cross of Rhodesia

Awarded for gallantry

Please Note: We will only sell this medal to people who were awarded the medal. When you apply to buy we will check the Gazetted records and if you are not there you will be asked to provide proof of the award

 

Cast from bronze and hand finished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - $130
Ribbon price - $10
Plus postage and to engraved reverse side with service number, rank, initials, surname add $18

Full size copy Meritorious Conduct Medal

Awarded for brave and gallant conduct; this decoration was awarded to both civillians and members of the Security Forces in a non-combatant capacity.

Please Note: We will only sell this medal to people who were awarded the medal. When you apply to buy we will check the Gazetted records and if you are not there you will be asked to provide proof of the award.

Cast from bronze and handfinished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - $70
Ribbon price - $30*
To engrave with regimental number, rank, initials, surname add $18
Plus postage

Note: * This ribbon is very scarce and price may vary without notice dependent upon supply and the price we have to pay for the ribbon

Full size copy Police Medal For Meritorious Service

Awarded for meritorious service.

Please Note: We will only sell this medal to people who were awarded the medal. When you apply to buy we will check the Gazetted records and if you are not there you will be asked to provide proof of the award.

 

Cast from solid Sterling Silver and hand finished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - Solid silver medal $130
Ribbon price - $30*
Plus postage and to engraved rim with force number, rank, initials, surname add $18

Note: * This ribbon is very scarce and price may vary without notice dependent upon supply and the price we have to pay for the ribbon.

Full size copy Rhodesia General Service Medal 

Initiated in 1969 and Awarded for service on operations undertaken for the purpose of combating terrorists or enemy incursions into Rhodesia.

   

Cast from solid Sterling Silver or silver plated bronze and hand finished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - Solid silver medal $125; silver plated bronze medal $75
Ribbon price - $10
To engraved rim with regimental number, rank, initials, surname add $18
Plus postage

Full size copy Police Long Service Medal

Awarded for long and exemplary service; awarded after 18 years; clasps for 25 and 30 years.

Please Note: We will only sell this medal to people who were awarded the medal. When you apply to buy we will check the Gazetted records and if you are not there you will be asked to provide proof of the award.

  

Cast from solid Sterling Silver and hand finished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - Solid silver medal $130
Ribbon price - $10
Plus postage and to engraved rim with force number, rank, initials, surname add $18

Full size copy Exemplary Service Medal

Awarded for long and exemplary service in the Armed Forces; awarded after 18 years; clasp for 27 years.

Please Note: We will only sell this medal to people who were awarded the medal. When you apply to buy we will check the Gazetted records and if you are not there you will be asked to provide proof of the award.

 

Cast from solid Sterling Silver and hand finished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - Solid silver medal $130
Ribbon price - $10
Plus postage and to engraved rim with force number, rank, initials, surname add $18

Full size copy Police Reserve Long Service Medal

Awarded for nine years' voluntary service in the B.S.A.P. 'A' Reserve or 15 years' service in the Field Reserve; clasps for 10 and 20 years.

Please Note: We will only sell this medal to people who were awarded the medal. When you apply to buy we will check the Gazetted records and if you are not there you will be asked to provide proof of the award.

  

Cast from solid Sterling Silver and hand finished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - Solid silver medal $130
Ribbon price - $10
To engraved rim with force number, rank, initials, surname add $18
Plus postage

Full size copy Rhodesian Medal for Territorial or Reserve Service.

Awarded for long service in the Territorial, Volunteer and Reserve forces; awarded after 12 years unbroken service; clasps for 18 and 24 years.

Please Note: We will only sell this medal to people who were awarded the medal. When you apply to buy we will check the Gazetted records and if you are not there you will be asked to provide proof of the award.

  

Cast from solid Sterling Silver with the lion and crosses plated with 18ct. gold and hand finished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - Solid silver medal $140
Ribbon price - $10
Plus postage and to engravereverse with regimental number, rank, initials, surname add $18

Full size copy Zimbabwe Independence Medal

   

Cast from bronze and handfinished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - $70
Ribbon price - $10
To engrave rim with regimental number, rank, initials, surname add $18
Plus postage

Full size copy Southern Rhodesia Service Medal (sometimes incorrectly referred to as the Southern Rhodesia War Service Medal)

Awarded to those who served in Southern Rhodesia during the Second World War but who were ineligible for any of the campaign stars or war medals.

This is one of the scarcest WWII medals with only 3,908 being awarded.  This is the first known copy ever made available for sale to the public.  It is cast from solid silver and is 100% New Zealand made.  Original medals sell for US$600 upwards. Collectors are most welcome to purchase.

  

Cast from solid Sterling Silver and hand finished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - Solid silver medal $150
Ribbon price - $15
Plus postage

Miniature Meritorious Conduct Medal

Cast from bronze and handfinished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - $30
Ribbon price - $10
Plus postage

Miniature Rhodesia General Service Medal

Made from silver and handfinished - New Zealand made.

Medal price - $40
Ribbon price - $10
Plus postage

Miniature Zimbabwe Independence Medal

  

Cast from bronze and handfinished. 100% New Zealand made.

Medal price - $30
Ribbon price - $10
Plus postage

South African Police Medal for Combating Terrorism

  

Cast from solid Sterling Silver and hand finished. 100% New Zealand made.

Full size medal price - $140
Miniature medal price - $40
Ribbon price for 15cm Full Size or 12cm Miniature is $10
Plus postage

Additional Rhodesian Medals

We have some Rhodesian collector copy medals. Your inquiry is welcome.

Medal Ribbon Devices

                     

Images above are not to scale. All these devices have been copied to a high degree of accuracy off originals.

Military Forces Commendation Operational (silver pick) and Non Operational (bronze pick); BSAP - The Commissioner's Special Commendation for Bravery (silver baton) and The Commissioner's Commendation for Bravery (bronze baton), Intaf Oliphant (jewellery quality gold plate), rosettes and clasps (solid silver) for medals all available. All made in New Zealand to high quality.

$30 each plus postage.

Medal Ribbon Bars (RGSM and ZIM and RGSM only stocked in UK   )

Ribbon bars as worn on serving soldier's uniform. These should not be worn in place of your medals on parade day. They are generally used for display and also find favour with veteran motor cycle group members for display on their riding jackets.

$15 each plus postage for RGSM or RGSM and ZIM

We can make up bars with other ribbon combinations - inquiries welcome

Price on application

Brooch Bars

We stock a full range of brooch bars in all sizes (1 - 6 medal spaces) for mounting Full Size and Miniature medals. Safety pin fixing on back.

Price: $10 each for 1 and 2 medal space; $15 for 3 space annd larger; plus postage

Rhodesian Medal Ribbons

We have limited stock of some Rhodesian medal ribbons which are extremely rare now. Your inquiry is welcome.

We have produced and stock the following Rhodesian medal ribbons as pictured below.

Price for the ribbons above are $10 per 15cm for full size and $10 for 12cm miniature

South Africa Medal Ribbons

We hold stock of the following ribbons priced at $10 per 15cm for full size and $10 for 12cm miniature:

  • De Wet Medal - Full Size only
  • John Chard Decoration/Medal - Full Size only
  • Pro Patria Medal ribbon - Miniature 
  • South African Defence Force Silver Medal (20 years in Citizen Force) - Full Size only
  • South African Defence Force Silver Medal (20 years in Permanent Force) - Full Size only
  • South African Police Medal For Combating Terrorism - Full Size & Miniature 
  • UNITAS medal - Full Size only

Other Medals and Ribbons eg: WWI and WWII

We can source many British and Commonwealth medals and we hold stocks of ribbons. Your inquiry is welcome.

Pocket Insert Medal Holder - the medals are pinned through the loops at the top and then slid into the breast pocket eliminating the need to shove thick broach pins through the jacket and damaging the material.  Size overall 130mm x 86mm.

It should work for all 2 or more medal groups. For single medals a small modification may be required depending on the length of the brooch pin.

Price $15 plus postage