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Medal for Gallantry
Artillery recipients of this Award are listed at the bottom of the page.      
Medal for Gallantry

Medal for Gallantry (M.G.)

The Medal for Gallantry (MG) was introduced in 1991 and is awarded for acts of gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances.


The MG is a gold-plated medal with the obverse having a central device of a Federation Star on a circle of flames representing action under fire. The reverse has a panel for recipient detail over a design of fluted rays of varying lengths. The suspension bar is inscribed on both obverse and reverse with “FOR GALLANTRY”.


The MG ribbon has a design of chevrons of light orange alternating with chevrons of deep orange. The ribbon is worn with the points facing upwards.

Further Awards

A further award of the MG is denoted by a gold-plated bar having the Federation Star on a horizontal row of flames. When the ribbon is worn alone, the award of a bar is indicated by a ribbon bar emblem in the form of a Federation Star on a gold-plated disc.

Post Nominals

Recipients of the Medal for Gallantry are entitled to the postnominal letters ‘MG’. Recipients of a bar to the MG add ‘and Bar’ to the postnominal.

Dolan Kevin Warrant Officer Class Two 1st Mentoring Task Force 2010
Robertson David Bombardier 2012

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