Sierra Leone was led into independence in 1961. This is its Independence Medal. The one I had originally was well worn but it’s a tough medal to find so I held onto it in the hopes of finding a better one. That happened the other day so here’s the better one. The other will go onto the EBay I expect.
Archive for Independence Medals
The Rhodesia Medal was initiated by the British Government in consultation with Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Kenya, whose forces took part in Operation AGILA, (Operation MIDFORD for the New Zealand forces). The role of the multi-national force was to keep peace between 22,000 guerrilla fighters and the Rhodesian forces during the ceasefire run-up to the 1980 elections.
Each country treats the medal as part of its own honours system.