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War Medal 1939-45 World War 2

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War Medal 1939-45 World War 2

War Medal 1939-45 World War 2 was awarded to all full-time personnel of the armed forces wherever they were serving, so long as they had served for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. It was granted in addition to the campaign stars and the Defence Medal. A few categories of civilians, such as war correspondents and ferry pilots who had flown in operational theatres, also qualified. No clasps were issued with this medal but a bronze oak leaf denoted a mention in despatches. The medal was struck in cupro-nickel and issued unnamed, but those issued to Australian and South African personnel were officially named with SA prefixes. The Canadian version of the medal was struck in silver.

Date: 1945.

Campaign: Second World War 1939-45.

Branch of Service: British and Commonwealth forces.

Ribbon: Narrow red stripe in the centre, with a narrow white stripe on either side, broad red stripes at either edge and two intervening stripes of blue.

Original Metal: Cupro-nickel or silver.

Size: 36mm.

Description: (Obverse) effigy of King George VI; (reverse) a triumphant lion trampling on a dragon symbolising the Axis powers.


Mention In Despatches (single bronze oakleaf)

Can be engraved with recipients details.


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