South African Police Silver Cross for Gallantry

The South African Police Silver Cross for Gallantry was a decoration that existed between 1985 and 1989.

SA Police Silver Cross for Gallantry
Ribbon: 36mm, blue, with white-red-white edges
Awarded forConspicuous and exceptional gallantry.
Presented bySouth African Police
EligibilityAll ranks.
StatusDiscontinued 1989


Instituted on 29 January 1985, the SCG was awarded to all ranks of the South African Police for conspicuous and exceptional gallantry while fighting terrorism ("terrorism" being the then South African government's name for the military struggles being waged against white minority rule in apartheid-era South Africa and South West Africa).

The SCG is a silver cross pattee, displaying a gold SAP badge enclosed in a laurel wreath. The reverse depicts the SAP Memorial at Berg-en-Dal. The ribbon is blue, with white-red-white edges.

The SCG was discontinued when the SA Police Cross for Bravery was expanded to three classes on 17 May 1989.

See alsoEdit


  • Alexander, E. G. M., Barron G. K. B. and Bateman, A. J. (1986). South African Orders, Decorations and Medals. Human and Rousseau.

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