Medal of Honour for Postal Service and Telecommunications, Silver Medal (stamped "P.TASSET," 1882-1902)
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The Medal of Honour for Postal Service and Telecommunications was created as the Medal of Honour for Postal Service and Telegraphs on March 22, 1882. The current name has been used since 1959.
At the time of its creation, the Medal had only two grades. The Bronze Medal was awarded for 15 years of service and the Silver Medal was awarded for a minimum of 5 years of service after receiving the Bronze Medal. The Gold Medal was added as a grade on December 13, 1913 and was awarded to administrators and civil servants for eminent service. Beginning in 1931 the Gold Medal could be awarded to any employee for eminent service. Today, it is awarded for 5 years of additional service after receiving the Silver Medal.
The Gold Medal has an additional version that varies in composition.
There may also be some versions that vary in size.
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