Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
medal and ribbon
Circular silver medal with, on the obverse the bust of King George V, in the uniform of an Admiral of The Fleet, the whole surrounded by the text: 'GEORGIVS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:'. The reverse design shows the battleship, HMS Dreadnought facing right, smoke issuing from its funnels, a flag flying from the top of its tripod mast and another from its stern. Above, and behind the ship a cloud-filled sky. At the base of the design the text: 'DIUTURNE FIDELIS'. The medal has a straight bar swivel suspender. The ribbon is dark green with narrow edge stripes of dark blue and red. The obverse was designed by Sir Bertram MacKennal, and reverse by E G Gillick. The medal is named to the recipient as follows: 'COMMANDER A W BUCKLE. D.S.O - R.N.V.R.'
RNVR Long Service and Good Conduct Medal awarded to Commander Archibald Walter Buckle (DSO). During the First World War Commander Buckle served in the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division and won a DSO and three Bars
For outline biographical note see OMD 4083.
The RNVR Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was granted to men of the RNVR after twelve years' qualifying service, war service usually counting as double, providing that during such service the character of the man was never assessed below that of 'Very Good'.