Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
This Medal was instituted in 1974 to recognize those who perform exemplary acts of bravery whether as a civilian or as a member of the military where military awards for gallantry are not available. Recipients of the Medal are entitled to use the post-nominal QGM. The ribbon is of three equal stripes of dark blue, pearl grey and dark blue with a narrow rose pink stripe in the centre. Forty Australians have been awarded the QGM which have been superseded by Australian Bravery Decorations. The last award to an Australian was in 1982.
Last Updated 25 March, 2008