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Revised Statutes of Newfoundland 1990
AN ACT RESPECTING THE AWARD OF MEDALS TO VETERANS OF THE PROVINCE WHO VOLUNTEERED AND SERVED IN THE BRITISH IMPERIAL FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1. This Act may be cited as the Volunteer War Service Medal Act.
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2. In this Act
(a) "medal" means the Newfoundland Second World War Volunteer Service Medal that is more particularly described in the Schedule; and
(b) "veteran" means a person in the province who volunteered and served in the British Imperial Forces during the Second World War.
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3. (1) The government of the province shall award a medal to
(a) a veteran who
(i) served overseas during the Second World War in the British Imperial Forces, and
(ii) is ineligible for or has not received a volunteer service medal from another country; and
(b) a veteran who for various reasons did not participate in overseas duty.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a veteran is eligible to receive a medal where his or her place of residence was in the province before his or her enlistment in the British Imperial Forces.
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4. Where a veteran did not participate in overseas duty, he or she shall by oath or affirmation certify in the manner that may be prescribed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council by regulation that he or she volunteered to serve in the British Imperial Forces.
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5. Where a veteran who would be eligible to receive a medal under this Act was killed during the Second World War or has died since the end of that War, a medal may be awarded to a relative of that veteran as may be prescribed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council by regulation.
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6. The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may make regulations generally to give effect to the purpose of this Act.
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The medal is circular in shape and is inscribed and decorated as follows:
(a) The Obverse Side - The Crown of King George VI surmounted by a Newfoundland stage caribou, baying, is centered over the Royal Cypher "G.R.VI". The entire motif is surrounded on the outside rim by the words "Newfoundland Volunteer Service Medal 1939-1945".
(b) The Reverse Side - The central figure of Britannia representing the mother country of the Commonwealth is shown being stalked by beasts of prey represented as 2 male lions symbolic of the threat of the enemy. Britannia is protected by a stylized scallop shell suggesting Newfoundland's heritage and contribution to the final victory.
The medal is fitted with a bar and suspended from a ribbon of the following colours: the middle 2/3 of the ribbon appear in deep claret trimmed on the outer edges with a narrow band of dark blue followed progressively by equal bands of white and red; this latter colour forming the outer edges of the ribbon.
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