Transferred to the Civil Service Department in 1968, the Manpower and Personnel Office in 1981 and the Cabinet Office in 1982.
Series ran from 1945 to 1946
Selection and destruction information:
All of the awards records have been selected.
No further accruals expected
Administrative / biographical background:
The Sovereign, by royal warrant dated 23 August 1945, instituted a medal, The King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom. Its purpose was to recognise foreign nationals, mainly civilians of allied countries, who had given meritorious service in furtherance of the interests of the British Commonwealth in the allied cause during the Second World War. Two thousand five hundred and thirty nine awards of the King's Medal for Service were made.
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