British Cadet Forces Medal
Full size medal - Unmounted with 15cm ribbon as required for swing mounting.
Miniature size medal - Unmounted with 10cm ribbon as required for swing mounting.
The Cadet Forces Medal is awarded to recognise long and efficient service by Commissioned Officers and non commissioned adult instructors of the UK Cadet Forces: The Army Cadet Force, the Air Training Corps, the Sea Cadet Corps and Combined Cadet Force.
The qualifying period for the medal is 12 years, with clasps awarded for further 8 years and from 1st April 1999, 6 years service. Up to 3 additional awards are decorated with bars, 4+ awards were decorated by a gilt rosette.