Defence Force Anniversary Medal (1896-1996)
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The Saint Kitts and Nevis Defence Force Anniversary Medal was instituted in 1996 to mark the 100 year anniversary of its establishment.
The Saint Kitts and Nevis Defence Force was originally formed as a volunteer unit in 1896 in response to plantation riots. Following public disturbances resulting from Anguilla's attempted secession, a regular force was established; this was later disbanded during political transition but reinstated during the medal's year of institution.
Despite seceding in 1983, Saint Kitts and Nevis remains a part of the Commonwealth; therefore Her Majesty the Queen acts as Grand Master of the Order. The National Honours System is overseen by the Governor General, who is responsible for conferring the Medal.
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