Territorial Efficiency Medal
|Territorial Efficiency Medal|
|Awarded by The United Kingdom|
|Eligibility||Territorial Army - Ranks|
|Awarded for||Granted for a minimum of 12 years service in the Territorial Army with war service counting double.|
|Next (higher)||Efficiency Decoration|
|Next (lower)||Efficiency Medal|
Regular and HAC ribbon bars
The Territorial Efficiency Medal is a medal of the United Kingdom awarded for long service in the Territorial Army. This award superseded the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal when the Territorial Force became the Territorial Army in 1921. It was superseded by the Efficiency Medal in 1930.
The criteria were for a minimum of 12 years service in the Territorial Army with war service counting double. Bars for further periods of 12 years were not awarded because they were not possible, given that this medal was superseded after 9 years by the Efficiency Medal. The medal is referred to as the TEM.
Honourable Artillery Company
For members of the Honourable Artillery Company the ribbon differed, being a half blue, half scarlet ribbon, with yellow edges. This distinction was bestowed by King Edward VII for the Volunteer Long Service And Good Conduct Medal and the honour extended to the same medals under the Territorial designations. The HAC ribbon colours were the household colours of King Edward VII.
The equivalent award for commissioned officers was the Territorial Decoration.
- The London Gazette: . 17 March 2003.
- Mackay, J., Mussell, J.W., Editorial Team of Medal News, (2005), The Medal Yearbook, page 226, (Token Publishing Limited)
J M A Tamplin, The Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, 1908-1921 and the Territorial Efficiency Medal, 1922-1930, (1985), (Spink: London)