Defence Honours & Awards is a Defence People Group website
The Rhodesia Medal was issued to Commonwealth personnel who served in Rhodesia for a period of at least 14 days between 1 December 1979 and 20 March 1980, pending the elections before the establishment of the independent republic of Zimbabwe.
The medal is rhodium-plated cupro-nickel with the obverse having the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II.
The reverse has a sable antelope with the inscription ‘THE RHODESIA MEDAL 1980’.
The Rhodesia Medal ribbon is sky-blue with thin central stripes of red, white and dark-blue.