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The 1939 - 1945 Star

The first in a series of eight bronze star issued for service in the Second World War, it was awarded to personnel who had completed six months' service in specified operational commands overseas, between September 3, 1939 and August 15, 1945, though in certain cases the minimum period was shortened. Any service curtailed by death, injury or capture also qualified, as did the award of a decoration or a mention in despatches.

The star has a circular centre with the GRI/VI monogram, surmounted by a crown and inscribed THE 1939 - 1945 STAR round the foot.


A small ring at the top of the cross through which a larger ring passes.


The ribbon consists of three equal stripes: dark blue, red, and light blue (representing the navy, army and air force).

Height 44mm Max Width 38mm.



The 1939 - 1945 Star

The 1939 - 1945 Star

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