Please note bar 16 Jan – 28 Feb 1991 is attached to medal
The Gulf Medal was awarded to personnel who had thirty days continuous service in the Middle East (including Cyprus) between 2 August 1990 and 7 March 1991, or seven days between 16 January 1991 and 28 Feburary 1991, or service with the Kuwait Liaison Team on 2 August 1990, the date of the Irapi invasion. Two clasps were sanctioned and awarded to personnel who qualified for active service with the Liaison Tean or in the operations to liberate Kuwait. A rosette is worn on the ribbon alone to denote the campaign clasps. Naming is in impressed capitals. More than 45,000 medals were awarded. See also the Kuwait and Iraq-Turkey clasps awarded to the General Service Medal 1962. About 1,500 civilians, including members of British Aerospace working at Dahran, also recieved the medal with the clasp 16 Jan to 28 Feb 1991.
The Mention in Despatch is worn with the medal and is affixed to the centre of the ribbon at an angle of sixty degrees from the inside edge of the ribbon – Available as a separate item