​ Ireland - Republic of: Emergency Service Medal 1939-1946, with Volunteer Aid Division - Irish Red Cross ‘Ranna Cabhair Deontaca Cumann Croise Deirge na h-Eireann’ reverse, complete with ‘Seirbís Náisiúnta’ top bar.

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Ireland - Republic of: Emergency Service Medal 1939-1946, with Volunteer Aid Division - Irish Red Cross ‘Ranna Cabhair Deontaca Cumann Croise Deirge na h-Eireann’ reverse, complete with ‘Seirbís Náisiúnta’ top bar.

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The medal was instituted on 6 October 1944 to reward service during World War II, referred to in Ireland as the ‘Emergency Period’, Ireland remaining neutral but vigilant. The medal had eleven variations of the reverse for different service units. This example is for members of the Volunteer Aid Division of the Irish Red Cross, also know as the Civilian Red Cross, who served the general public.  A minimum of two years’ service was required to gain this medal and the ‘1939 - 1946’ bar was awarded for an additional two years’ service. In practice, it was not until 1947 that the medal was manufactured and distributed.