An attractive, solid bronze medal, which doesn’t have a star on the obverse at all and is suspended from a ribbon bar by a wreath. The dhow and falcon sit in the middle with a large shield at the bottom. At the top is Arabic lettering translated as ‘1991 LIBERATION MEDAL’. On the reverse the map is surrounded by rays.
Because the British Government had already issued the Gulf War campaign medal, British personnel were allowed to accept the medal as a keepsake, but permission to wear it has so far been refused. The Canadian and Australian Governments followed suit but the French Government both accepted the award and has allowed it to be worn in uniform. The USA only accepted the Fourth Grade/fifth class.