The medal is awarded to Warrant Officers,
non-commissioned officers, and men for individual or
associated acts of bravery on the recommendation of a
Commander-in-Chef in the field.
The silver, laurelled bar is awarded for
a subsequent act or acts of bravery and devotion under
A circular, silver medal, 1.42 inches in
King George V: A bareheaded effigy, in
field Marshal's uniform, facing left, and the legend:
GEORIVS V BRITT : OMN : REX : ET IND : IMP :
The reverse shows FOR / BRAVERY / IN THE
/ FIELD in four lines, encircled by a laurel wreath and
surmounted by the Royal Cypher and Imperial Crown.
An ornate scroll suspender is attached to
the medal by a single-toe claw.
A dark blue ribbon, 1.25 inches wide,
with five equal centre stripes of white, red, white, red,
and white (0.125 inches each).
The regimental or equivalent number,
rank, initials, surname and unit of the recipient appear
in plain block capitals around the edge of the medal.
The medal was instituted on 25 March