Canadian Operational Service Medal –Sierra Leone (OSM-SL), Miniature
The OSM with SIERRA LEONE ribbon is awarded to eligible persons who served in Sierra Leone or provided direct support to operations conducted in that country from outside Canada for at least 30 cumulative days commencing on July 31, 2002, provided the said service has not been otherwise recognized by a service medal other than the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal where applicable.
This currently includes those who served in Sierra Leone as part of the British-led International Military Advisory and Training Team (IMATT) following the signature of the Lomé Peace Agreement on 31 July 2002 (Operation SCULPTURE). Those who served before that date are not eligible for this medal as they received the British Operational Service Medal for Sierra Leone.
Also eligible are the Canadian police officers working for the Special Court in Sierra Leone from 31 July 2002 onwards.
Other eligible service may be added to the eligibility list for the ribbon by the Chief of the Defence Staff in consultation with Armed Forces Council and on the recommendation of the Canadian Forces Honours Committee provided the service in question meets the basic criteria and intent of the medal as described in the regulations.
This miniature size medal comes loose and with 5 inches of quality ribbon (16mm wide).
Medal Mounting Services are available at additional cost.