Territorial Decoration


Territorial Decoration

Infobox Military Award
name= Territorial Decoration


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awarded_by= The United Kingdom
type= Medal (Decoration)
eligibility= Territorial Force, and later the Territorial Army - Commissioned Officers
for= "Granted for a minimum of 20 years commissioned service, with service in the ranks counting half and war service counting double."
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status= This award:
*Superseded the Volunteer Officer's Decoration in the United Kingdom.
*Was superseded by the Volunteer Reserves Service Medal
description= as follows:
*Ribbon = 38mm plain dark green with a central yellow stripe.
**Members of the Honourable Artillery Company wore a half blue, half scarlet ribbon, with yellow edges.
*Metal = Silver and silver-gilt
*Size = Height 46mm; max.width 35mm
*Shape = Skeletal with crowned monogram of sovereign, surrounded by oak wreath with a ring suspension.
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established= 1908 (29 September)
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last_award=
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recipients= 4,783
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__NOTOC__The Territorial Decoration (TD) was a medal of the United Kingdom awarded for long service in the Territorial Force and its successor, the Territorial Army. This award superseded the Volunteer Officer's Decoration when the Territorial Force was formed in 1908 following the enactment of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907, (7 Edw.7, c.9) which was a huge reorganisation of the old Volunteer Army and the remaining units of militia and Yeomanry. The TF was formed on 1 April, 1908. It should be noted that the Militia were transferred to the Special Reserve rather than becoming part of the Territorial Force. Recipients of this award were entitled to the post-nominal letters "TD" after their name.

Criteria

The criteria were for a minimum of 20 years service in the Territorial Force and Territorial Army, with war service counting double and service in the ranks counting half. In 1930 the new Efficiency Decoration was introduced to be awarded to all three services, but when the ED was awarded to a Territorial Army officer it continued to be known as the Territorial Decoration and the recipient still used the letters TD after their name. ["New Decoration and Medals", "The Times", 18 October 1930] It was finally replaced by the Volunteer Reserves Service Medal, awarded to all ranks in all services, in 1999.

Honourable Artillery Company

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Other details

Note that this medal is separate from the Territorial Force Imperial Service Badge.

The equivalent award for the ranks was the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (1908–1921), the Territorial Efficiency Medal (1921–1930), and the Efficiency Medal (1930–1999).

References

Further reading

J M A Tamplin, "The Territorial Decoration, 1908-1930", (1983), (Spink: London)

External links

* [http://www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk/militia_vol_territorial/mvt28_1.html Queens Royal Surrey regiment - Territorial Decorations and Medals]
* [http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/archives/churchill_papers/biography/churchill_chronology.php On Churchill being awarded a TD]


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