~ Silver Territorial Medal For Efficient Service 2575738 Signalman E. G. Mayes Royal Signals ~
The medal is named 2575738 SIGMN. E. G. MAYES. R. SIGS. It comes with its original ribbon.
The Territorial Efficiency Medal (TEM) was a United Kingdom award for long service in the Territorial Army. It superseded the Territorial Force Efficiency Medal when the Territorial Force became the Territorial Army in 1921. It was superseded by the Efficiency Medal in 1930.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 medal was awarded to non-commissioned officers and men for a minimum of 12 years service in the Territorial Army, providing they attended 12 annual training camps. Previous service in other part-time forces including the Territorial Force could count, while war service counted double. Clasps for further periods of 12 years service were intended but never issued, since the medal was superseded by the Efficiency Medal after 9 years.
The equivalent award for commissioned officers was the Territorial Decoration. A recipient could wear both awards together, provided they completed the full periods of qualifying service for each.
~ Condition ~
The medal is in good order, could do with a minor polish. There is minor edge knocking.
~ Dimensions ~
The medal is the standard, full size.