HONOURS AND AWARDS AS RECOGNITION FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE RENDERED
THE CHIEF OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE’S BADGE FOR VOLUNTARY RESERVE FORCE SERVICE (BVRS)
The Badge for voluntary service is awarded to Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks of the Reserve Force of the South African National Defence Force who complete a period of five years of exemplary voluntary service in the Reserve Force of the South African National Defence Force.
The Badge is awarded by the Chief of the SANDF on the recommendation of the Chief of the Services, to whom the awarding powers of the C SANDF may be delegated.
The design of the Badge is that of the Badge of the South African National Defence Force in enamel, encircled by a gilt protea wreath, the whole 30 mm in height by 25 mm in width. A cloth emblem is also issued to a recipient in to be worn in accordance with the prescribed dress regulations.
As a National Defence Force distinction for exemplary voluntary Reserve Force service, the Badge takes precedence over and is worn above badges for proficiency, qualification, trades or identity.
Divisional, Formation and Unit commanders recommend to the next higher headquarters on the prescribed form, the award of the Badge in respect of each qualifying member of the Reserve Force.
The Badge may also be awarded for service in honorary appointments.
The institution, wearing, conditions, restrictions and procedures for the award is prescribed in CSANDF Instruction No 05/04 under reference
HR SUP CEN/AWARDS/R/104/13/2/8/1/P dated 17 August 2004.