Jan 092014

Territorial Decoration

The Territorial Decoration (TD) was a medal of the United Kingdom awarded for long service in the Territorial Force and its successor, the Territorial Army. This award superseded the Volunteer Officer`s Decoration when the Territorial Force was formed on 1st April 1908, following the enactment of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907, (7 Edw.7, c.9) which was a large reorganisation of the old Volunteer Army and the remaining units o militia and  Yeomanry. However, the Militia were transferred to the  Special Reserve rather than becoming part of the Territorial Force. A recipient of this award is entitled to the letters “TD” after their name (post-nominal).

The criterion was for a minimum of 20 years service in the Territorial Force and  Territorial Army, with war service counting double and service in the ranks counting half. In 1930 the new Efficiency Decoration was introduced to be awarded to all three services, but when the ED was awarded to a Territorial Army officer it continued to be known as the Territorial Decoration and the recipient still used the letters TD after their name. It was finally replaced by the Volunteer Reserves Service Medal, awarded to all ranks in all services, in 1999.

Regimental Award

Lt Col EI Williamson

Maj PC Clifford

Sourced from Wikipedia and the RGJRA  http://www.rgjassociation.info

original source from www.thegazette.co.uk