Appendix 3 – Alert Bar to the Special Service Medal (SSM)

  1. The ALERT bar was created on 26 November 1992.

(Reprint of Order in Council PC 1992-2435, as amended by PC 1995-2003 dated 28 November 1995)

His Excellency the GG in Council, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, is pleased hereby to determine:

  1. an aggregate of 180 days of honourable service on the posted strength of Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert, or of honourable service with a military force operationally deployed to or at CFS Alert, since it began its operation on September 1, 1958 and still continuing, to be special service within the meaning of those Regulations; and
  2. that the Bar awarded with the Special Service Medal (SSM) representing the special service referred to in paragraph a.. shall bear the word “ALERT”.
  1. Units deployed at CFS Alert include such detachments as aircrew flying into the station for resupply missions [Op BOXTOP].
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