Short Range Battle Practice Medal ("Great Guns" Medal)
Short Range Battle Practice Medal (“Great Guns Medal”); split brooch. Marked “BB&B/Bronze” at the bottom of the reverse. The ribbon has been resewn across the back and possibly reribboned. Light wear to the ribbon at the brooch.
The Short Range Battle Practice Medal was awarded to Naval Academy midshipmen for excellence in gunnery during their second class summer cruises and could only be worn while a midshipman. In use from 1934 until World War II, fewer than 600 medals were struck.