King George V: A bareheaded effigy, in Field
Marshal's uniform, facing left, and the legend:
GEORGEIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:
King George VI:A crowned effigy, facing left, and
one of the legends:
(a) GEORGEIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX ET INDIAE IMP:
(b) GEORGEIVS VI DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID:
DEF: (for Korea)
Queen Elizabeth II: A crowned effigy, facing
right, and the legend:
ELIZABETH II D: G: BR: OMN: REGINA R: D:
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 with 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" each).
The regimental or equivalent number, rank,
initials, surname and unit of the recipient appear
in plain block capitals around the edge of the
The medal was instituted on 25 March 1916.