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Canadian Efficiency Decoration

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  • Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt VC, ED (1908 - 2000)
    Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt VC, ED (10 November 1908 – 12 July 2000) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross and Member of Parliament.
  • Major General Albert Bruce Matthews (1909 - 1991)
    Major General Albert Bruce Matthews, CBE DSO ED (August 12, 1909 – September 12, 1991) was a Canadian businessman and militia artillery officer in the 1930s. )
  • Brigadier Milton Fowler Gregg, VC PC OC CBE MC ED CD (1892 - 1978)
    Brigadier Milton Fowler Gregg, VC PC OC CBE MC ED CD (10 April 1892 – 13 March 1978) was a Canadian officer, and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in...
  • Charles Mills Drury, PC, OC, QC, CBE, DSO (1912 - 1991)
    Charles Mills "Bud" Drury, PC, OC, QC, CBE, DSO, was a Canadian soldier, businessman, and politician. Born in Westmount (Montreal), Quebec, he graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada, McG...
  • Lt.-Col. Lewis Truman Lowther, CBE, ED (1896 - 1986)
    Was awarded the Order of the British Empire for Military service on January 1, 1943. See: for actual proof. Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Sep 6 2017, 15:03:28 UTC

The Canadian Efficiency Decoration (ED) was a Canadian military award given to officers of the Non-Permanent Active Militia, RCAF Auxiliary and Reserve who completed twenty years of meritorious military service. Similar Efficiency Decorations were also awarded by other Commonwealth countries. A bar was issued for an additional 20 years of meritorious service. Approximately 3,700 medals were issued.

Time spent in war service counted double towards the 20 year requirement and time spent in the ranks counted as half. The award was superseded by the Air Efficiency Award for members of the RCAF Auxiliary and Reserve in 1942. Eligible members who entered the Canadian Forces before 1 September 1939 continued to be eligible for award of the Canadian Efficiency Decoration and bars to the decoration. Members who had joined after that time were eligible for the Canadian Forces Decoration, which superseded the Canadian Efficiency Decoration, on its establishment in 1949.