Irish WW2 Emergency Service Medal 1939-46
An Caomnoiri Aitiula
The Local Security Force, usually abbreviated to LSF. Set up under control of the Garda (Irish Police Force) it was responsible for local security and its duties included replacing members of the Garda when required, monitoring Irish Republican Activity (IRA) and assisting the Garda in maintaining law and order. Many full time Garda were members of the LSF. The medal was awarded for 2 years service with a 1939-1946 service bar add for each further 2 years of service up to a maximum of 2 bars.