Issued from 1915 to cover the numerous operations that the Navy were involved. By 1962 there were some 19 bars applicable to this medal. From 1962, like the General Service Medal of 1918 – 1962, the Naval General Service Medal was replaced by the General Service Medal 1962 , which covers all the branches of the armed forces.
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
Approximately 270 were issued to Australians.
Please note bars are available as a separate purchase.