Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting!
Whereas His late Majesty, King George VI, by a Warrant under His Royal Sign Manual dated the first day of February, 1950, hereinafter described as the original Warrant, was pleased to institute and create a Medal designated
“The Cadet Forces Medal”:
And Whereas this original Warrant was amended by Us by Warrants under Our Royal Sign Manual dated the eighth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, the twentieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and sixty and the twenty-first day of December, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-four.
And Whereas We deem it expedient that the original Warrant should be further amended to permit the clasp of the Medal to be awarded after eight years service.
We do by these Presents for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, ordain that the Ninth Clause of the original Royal Warrant shall be amended by the addition, after the word Service, of the words
“or on or after 1st July, 1971, on completion of each additional eight years, not necessarily continuous, qualifying service,”
Given at Our Court at St. James's this thirtieth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and seventy one, in the twentieth year of Our Reign.