The General Service Medal (GSM 08), was instituted in 2015 and was first awarded in 2016 for service in operations since January 2008. Operations will be denoted by clasps which indicate the geographic area of operations and not a specific operation.
The GSM 08 is a circular silver medal. The obverse of the medal features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of EIIR. The reverse bears a design featuring a figure of Britannia holding a trident standing ahead of a lion, symbolising Britain.