Pingat Jasa Malaysia - Medal
Posted 18 December 2011 - This is an extract from the eNewsletter 10 of 2011 from The Forces Pension Society
Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal
Further to previous comments, I'm delighted to say that those awarded the Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM) medal are, at long last, allowed to wear it. This is to recognise the wish of the King of Malaysia to award the PJM in recognition of service given by many veterans in the years leading up to and following Malaysian independence. If you have one, now you can wear it with pride.
There must be numerous Branch members who applied, as the majority of those serving in 84 Fld Syy Sqn and /or later in 84 Svy Sqn. qualify for the award.
Has anyone in our Branch has ever received their medal? - Ron Birch
Application for the Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal
Instructions for completion of the application form
About the Pingat Jasa Malaysia
The Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM) is a special medal of service to eligible United Kingdom Service personnel who served from Independence until the end of Confrontation in the security of Malaysia, during the period 31 August 1957 and 12 August 1966 inclusive.
Categories of eligibility
(a) Those members of the United Kingdom Force who were on the posted strength of a unit or formation and served in the prescribed operational area of Malaysia and Singapore, in direct support of operations in Malaysia for 90 days or more, in the aggregate, as follows:
(1) Malaysia during the period 31 August 1957 and 12 August 1966 inclusive; or
(2) Singapore during the period 31 August 1957 and 9 August 1965 inclusive.
Verification of service
Although the PJM is a foreign award from the Government of Malaysia, all applications for the PJM will need to undergo a verification process by the Ministry of Defence. This process can be greatly assisted by applicants providing as much information about their service as possible, including service numbers, dates served in the prescribed area, etc. This will allow applications be finalised much faster.
Instructions on how to complete this form
Please use BLOCK letters only.
Please complete the entire form and provide details of ALL service in the prescribed area.
Please forward completed forms to the following address:
National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association
Mr Fred Burden
National Membership Secretary
44 Meadgate Avenue
More information may be found here http://www.veteransagency.mod.uk/medals/pingat.html
The application form may be downloaded here in word format or here in pdf format
With thanks to Dave Hobson (Streak) for this contribution.