■ Ribbon : scarlet … upper bar : HON. MEMBER with  a LIFE scroll suspended by chains … lower bar : fire fighters ladder … ribbon attached to jewel by lugs

■ Obverse : UNITED • FIRE • BRIGADES • ASSOCIATION … in centre : a figure of a fireman holding a hose, flanked by two shields, one bearing the Royal Arms and the other a device of a fireman’s helmet superimposed on two crossed fire axes … above and either side of head N Z … below : AUXILIUM IN / PERICULO (latin : aid at risk) … loop suspension

■ Reverse : (engraved) N. WALKER / BALFOUR F/B / 20-4-72 … (in minute letters at bars : D B / STG.SIL)

■ Dimensions : 22.5 * 27.4 mm … ■ Weight : 24.8 g

■ Materials : silver … ■ Maker : D B (London, England)

■ NB : original design was engraved by Anton Teutenberg in 1896 …