• Navy League of Canada Adds Anchors to Medal Ribbons

    The Navy League of Canada has approved the use of anchors on the undress ribbons for the Sea Cadet Service Medal, the Navy League Medal of Excellence, and the Navy League Long Service Medals.

    The medals previously only had bars approved for the dress version of the medal, with fouled anchors to denote extra periods of service.

    Under the newly approved guidelines, the medals and ribbons will appear as follows (detailed descriptions below):




    Navy League Long Service Medal
    • Original Medal Available for Navy League Personnel and CIC Sea Officers after 10 years of Service with the Navy League of Canada (not approved for wear on CF uniforms.)
    • Additional 10 years (total 20 years of service): One silver bar with one anchor for medal, one silver anchor for undress ribbon
    • Additional 20 years (total 30 years of service): One silver bar with two anchors for medal, two silver anchors for undress ribbon
    • Additional 30 years (total 40 years of service): One gold bar with one anchor for medal, one gold anchor for undress ribbon
    • Additional 40 years (total 50 years of service): One gold bar with two anchors for medal, two gold anchors for undress ribbon


    Navy League Medal of Excellence
    • All Navy League Cadets or Sea Cadets who receive the medal get the medal and ribbon without any additional accoutrements
    • Navy League Cadets who are selected as the Cadet of the Year in their Navy League Division receive: One silver bar with one anchor for medal, one silver anchor for undress ribbon
    • Navy League Cadets who are selected as the National Cadet of the Year receive: One silver bar with two anchors for medal, two silver anchors for undress ribbon
    • Sea Cadets who are selected as the Cadet of the Year in their Navy League Division receive: One gold bar with one anchor for medal, one gold anchor for undress ribbon
    • Sea Cadets who are selected as the National Cadet of the Year receive: One gold bar with two anchors for medal, two gold anchors for undress ribbon


    Sea Cadet Service Medal
    • Original Medal Available for Sea Cadets who have completed 4 years of Sea Cadet Service
    • Additional 1 year (total 5 years of service): One silver bar with one anchor for medal, one silver anchor for undress ribbon
    • Additional 2 years (total 6 years of service): One silver bar with two anchors for medal, two silver anchors for undress ribbon

    Persons who wishing to apply for Service Medals must complete the Navy League Award Application Form (NL 104) which can be found here. Completed forms must be submitted via the Cadet Corps Commanding Officer and Navy League Branch.


    Photo credit: Navy League of Canada
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Lt(N) Deck's Avatar
      Note that at this time there is nothing official on the Navy League of Canada's website on this, but the information has been circulated to Cadet units via RCSUs.

      KD
    1. TierenHawkins's Avatar
      This has me so excited! It'll be awesome to easily clarify the levels of achievment when seeing someone in undress ribbons. Plus the anchors make them look so... Snazzy
    1. Jabrwock's Avatar
      Now all we need to do for the cadet service medal is figure out how to credit Navy League cadet time in boots (even if they only count it at 2:1). If they can give me a cadet who knows how to march, how ranks and basic leadership work, tie knots, and how to shine their boots, the least I can do is acknowledge that they've done so.