Created by England's Queen Victoria in 1855, The Conspicuous Gallantry Medal was an Award issued to The Royal Navy. The Medal was the Third Highest under The Victoria Cross. Issued for ''Conspicuous Gallantry in The Face of an Enemy'' – The Medal was given to Non-Officer Ratings initially. The Medal was discontinued for issuance in 1993, with over 300 awarded. The Medal was a Silver Device, upon which was engraved (Front), the profile of the Reigning Monarch (Victoria, Edward, George V & VI and finally Elizabeth II). The Reserve bore the wording ''For Conspicuous Gallantry''. Unusually, Awardees who were Royal Marines had the Reserve engraved ''For Meritorious Service''. The Ribbon is a Grey Field with smaller Black Stripes located on either end.