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Defence Medal World War 2

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£34.10 (Inc. Vat)


Defence Medal World War 2

Defence Medal World War 2 was awarded to service personnel for three years’ service at home, one year’s service in a non-operational area (e.g. India) or six months’ service overseas in territories subjected to air attack or otherwise closely threatened. Personnel of Anti-Aircraft Command, RAF ground crews, Dominion forces stationed in the UK, the Home Guard, Civil Defence, National Fire Service and many other civilian units qualified for the medal. The medal was generally issued unnamed in cupro-nickel, but the Canadian version was struck in silver.

Date: 1945.

Campaign: Second World War 1939-45.

Branch of Service: British and Commonwealth forces.

Ribbon: Two broad stripes of green (this green and pleasant land) superimposed by narrow stripes of black (the black-out), with a wide stripe of orange (fire-bombing) in the centre.

Original Metal: Cupro-nickel or silver.

Size: 36mm.

Description: (Obverse) the uncrowned effigy of King George VI; (reverse) two lions flanking an oak sapling crowned with the dates at the sides and wavy lines representing the sea below. The words THE DEFENCE MEDAL appear in the exergue.


King’s Commendation For Brave Conduct (single bronze oakleaf)

Can be engraved with recipients details.

3 reviews for Defence Medal World War 2

  1. Sue Smith

    I ordered the defence medal for my father, this was the missing one in his set of four. By an amazing coincidence it arrived on his 93rd birthday, thank you so much you made a lovely man very happy. Super fast delivery

  2. sam amor

    Thank you very much for your kind comments they are much appricated. I will let the rest of the team know, hope he had a good birthday!

  3. Irene B.

    Quick response to my questions via e-mail. Ordering was easy and medal delivered when promised. Thank you for good service

  4. Irene Bidnall

    Dad should have had four medals from his service in WW2 but this one was missing. I ordered a replacement from Canada and it was promptly shipped to my nephew in England, the keeper of these treasures.
    Prompt service, quick response to my e-mails. Thank you

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