Distinguished Conduct Medal
The Distinguished Conduct Medal
Introduced during the Crimean War as a gallantry award for other ranks only. Additional awards are represented by a bar attached to the ribbon. The Distinguished Conduct Medal carried a monetary gratuity and were always issued named, including number and rank, on the rim.. Bars were issued for subsequent awards. With the introduction, in 1993, of the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross, the D.C.M. became obsolete.
The obverse (since 1902) shows an effigy of the reigning sovereign. The reverse has a four-line inscription 'FOR DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT IN THE FIELD'.
The ribbon is crimson with a dark blue central stripe.