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Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Warrant Officer Inusa Wasi, The King's African Rifles, 1953

Silver coronation medal designed by Cecil Thomas, with a portrait of Queen Elzabeth II on the obverse and a royal cypher surmounted by a crown and surrounded by the inscription, 'Queen Elizabeth II Crowned 2nd June 1953', on the reverse. The medal is suspended from a dark red ribbon with two vertical blue stripes and white edges.

The 1953 Coronation Medal was a commemorative medal made to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and awarded to selected individuals throughout Britain and the Commonwealth. Recipients included members of the armed forces, police, fire brigade, various government ministers and public servants and officials. A total of 129,051 medals were awarded.

Warrant Officer Inusa Wasi was a platoon commander and served in the Far East during World War Two and the Malayan Emergency (1950-1957). His medals include the 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal 1939-45, British War Medal 1939-45, General Service Medal 1918-64 with Malaya clasp.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1994-06-112-6


Crown Copyright


National Army Museum, Army At Home gallery

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