Posted by: mcfinder | April 3, 2010

WW2 Campaign Medals: 1939-45 Star

This was the most common star awarded for any overseas service during 1939-45 although airmen/aircrew who took part in the Battle of Britain also were awarded this star. This star was authorised during the war, so personnel are often pictured wearing the ribbon whilst still engaged in the war. It’s ribbon has three equal stripes of dark blue, red and light blue representing the Royal Navy, Army and Air Force.

This medal had one possible clasp: Battle of Britain.

1939-45 Star

1939-45 Star


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