Midalja għall-Qadi tar-Repubblika

The Midalja għall-Qadi tar-Repubblika (Medal for Service to the Republic) is a medal of the Republic of Malta. The medal is awarded by the President of Malta, with the written approval of the Prime Minister of Malta, for distinguished service to Malta. The award is presented to Maltese citizens and organizations, but may be awarded to foreigners on an honorary basis for service which merits recognition. No more than ten Maltese citizens may be awarded the medal over the course of a year. The medal may be awarded posthumously.[2]

Midalja għall-Qadi tar-Repubblika
Medal for Services to the Republic, first type, Republic of Malta AEA Collections.jpg
Medal first type (1975) for ladies
TypeState decoration
Awarded forDistinguished service to Malta.
Country Malta
Presented bythe President of Malta
EligibilityCitizens and organizations of Malta. Foreign citizens may receive the medal on an honorary basis.
Post-nominalsM.Q.R.
MLT Medal for Service to the Republic BAR.svg
Ribbon bar of the medal
Precedence
Next (higher)Midalja għall-Qlubija[1]
Next (lower)National Commemorative Medals[1]

Recipients of the medal are entitled to use the post-nominal M.Q.R.[3]

AppearanceEdit

The Midalja għall-Qadi tar-Repubblika is a five-pointed white enamel star 41 mm (1.6 in) wide with beveled rays between the arms of the star. The obverse bears the Coat of Arms of Malta on a gold colored metal disc superimposed over the star. The top point of the star bears the inscription 1975 in gold. The reverse depicts, in relief, a map of the Maltese Islands. The map is surrounded by a wreath. Below the wreath is the inscription Għall-Qadi tar-Repubblika (For Service to the Republic). The ribbon of the medal is 32 mm (1.3 in) wide half white and half red. When worn by a lady, the ribbon is fashioned into a bow.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Amendment Rules for Honours, Awards and Decorations, 2009". Laws of Malta. Ministry of Justice, Culture and Local Government. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Malta's system of Honours, Awards and Decorations" (PDF). Office of the Prime Minister of Malta. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  3. ^ "ĠIEH IR-REPUBBLIKA ACT". Laws of Malta. Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  4. ^ "SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION 251.01 RULES FOR HONOURS, AWARDS AND DECORATIONS". Laws of Malta. Ministry of Justice, Culture and Local Government. Retrieved 24 November 2014.