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THE ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE OFFICERS DECORATION (RD)

The RD was established in 1908, as a long service award for RNR officers. Original requirement was 15 years service, discounting service as a midshipman.

An oval silver gilt medallion formed by the Royal Cypher GRI and surrounded by a loop of cable tied at the bottom in a reef knot and surmounted by a gilt crown. The dark green ribbon is 38mm wide. On the reverse of the reef knot is engraved the year of the award, in this case 1939.



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The London Gazette dated 5 December 1939, announced that on the 27 November 1939, The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the Royal Naval Reserve Officers' Decoration to:-

Lieut.-Comdr. R. Wright
Lieut.-Comdr. J. P. Dobson
Paymtr. Lieut.-Comdr. J. Solan
Mr. L. Grace, Ch. Skipr.
Mr. J. Wilson, Ch. Skipr.

 

For those enquiring about a clasp to the Royal Naval reserve officers Decoration, BR62 Royal Naval Reserve Regulations (1954 Edition) Article 0410.5 states: 

Clasp to the Reserve Decoration An officer will be eligible for the award of a Clasp to the RD after completing 10 years additional service on the active list. The regulations governing the counting of service are the same as for the award of the Decoration itself, except that in no circumstances does any service count double for the assessment of the additional 10 years. The award of the clasp is not retrospective and only officers serving on the Active List on or after 1 June 1954 are eligible for the award.


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