South African Police medal for faithful service. Obverse with “Police service” and “Polisiedienst” in raised lettering surrounding the South African coat of arms. On teh reverse “For faithful service” a horizontal raised line and then “Vir Troue Diens”. In the base of the reverse is the Sterling silver .925 and RMP hallmarks.
Around the rim the medal is named to “186.1/SERSANT. W.J COX SWAP” – Sergeant in the South West Africa Police.
Awarded to UK police forces “For Faithful service in the special constabulary”. This is the George 6 (George VI) version. A long and CLEAN record of service in the UK police is necessary to qualify for the medal.
UK Police medal from the reign of George 5 (or George V) awarded as per stated on the reverse: “For faithful service in the Special Constabulary”. This award is very similar to the Long Service and Good Conduct medals issued by the British armed forces.