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Solomon Islands Independence Medal

The Solomon Islands Independence Medal was created in 1978 to commemorate the transition from self-government to the full independence of the Solomon Islands. It is a part of the Solomon Islands honours system.

Solomon Islands Independence Medal
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Ribbon of medal
Awarded by the Solomon Islands
TypeIndependence Medal
EligibilityCivilian, military and police personnel
Next (higher)Royal Solomon Islands Police Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
Next (lower)10th Anniversary of Independence Medal


The medal is round, made of silver coloured metal. The obverse bears the Cecil Thomas portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the inscription Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina F:D:. The reverse bears the Coat of Arms of the Solomon Islands surrounded by the inscription Solomon Islands Independence Medal 1978. The medal is held by a ring suspension to a ribbon of equal stripes of blue, yellow, white, yellow, and green.[1]

Order of precedenceEdit

Country Preceding Following
  United Kingdom
Order of precedence[2]
Papua New Guinea Independence Medal Service Medal of the Order of St John
Year Class Name
1984 Order of Solomon Islands C.S.I Barry Clarke
1984 Solomon Islands Medal S.I.M Joseph A. Hazbun
Henry Awaihaka
Patrick Luifo'oa Gwaimaua
Gilbert Leve
David Ridley Kapitana
Patteson Seda
Chin Foot Hap
1984 Meritorious Service Medal Albert Kokili
Matthew Biulasi
Lester Thugea
1984 Long Service & Good Conduct Medal Christopher Kiri
William Menaiati
Mataniah Fakavai


  1. ^ Solomon Islands Independence Medal 1978, OMSA Medal Database. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ "No. 56878". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 March 2003. p. 3353.