A United Fire Brigades Association Long Service medal. The medal features the United Fire Brigades Association crest which includes a hose holding fireman flanked by the British coat of arms on the left and a crest which includes a fireman's helmet, crossed axes and a Phoenix rising from the ashes on the right. " UNITED FIRE BRIGADES ASSOCIATION " is embossed around the edge of the medal and the motto " AUXILLIUM IN / PERICULO " is embossed near the bottom. " LONG SERVICE MEDAL / PRESENTED / TO / Secretary / J.KITT / BY / Manaia V.F.B. / FOR / FIVE YEARS SERVICE / DATE COMPLETED / 25.11.46 " is inscribed on the reverse of the medal. The long red ribbon features 9 identical metal bars which feature a crest with "2 YEARS SERVICE" embossed on it. A simple pin and clasp is attached to a top bar at the top of the ribbon. "MANAIA VFB" is engraved on the portion of the medal above the suspension ring.
This medal was awarded to F. Kitt of the Manaia Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1946.
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