When the Order in Council P.C. 777 re-designated the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) War Badges and created a special Class A War Service Badge for issue only to those men who served at the Front (ie. on the Western Front) the majority members of Canada's Naval Services were excluded. Recognizing the inequity of this, Order in Council P.C. 1038 of May 1919, established a Canadian Naval War Badge Class A (Class AA) for services at sea, on any battle front, or ashore in the British Isle (P.C. 1038, The Canada Gazette, No. Vol. #, Apr-Jun 1919 (31 May, 1919), p. 3688).