Australian Military General Service Badge WWII
The General Service Badge was issued to persons who served full-time during the Second World War for a period of 28 days or more, continuously or in aggregate, and discharged without becoming eligible for the Returned from Active Service Badge. Persons who were discharged because of misconduct and those who were in a reserved occupation were not eligible for the badge. The badge was also issued to approved representatives of philanthropic bodies, as well as official press correspondents and official photographers who met the qualifying criteria.
Eligibility for the badge ceased on 2 September 1945. Because of manufacturing delays badges were not issued until the late 1940s. In the case of the Navy these badges carry the date 1947.