War Medal 1939-1945.
As with most Armed Forces Serving Personal during the conflict of World War Two, entitled to the War Medal
This medal was awarded to all full time service personnel who had completed 28 days service between 3rd September 1939 - 2nd September 1945.
Eligible personnel who had been “Mentioned In Despatches” during the War were entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf emblem on the ribbon.
Those eligible for a campaign star, yet who had their service cut short by death, wounds or capture by the enemy, still qualified for this medal.
Those awarded the 1939-45 Star for operational Service in the Second World War between 3rd September 1939, and 2nd September 1945. would have been awarded this star if their service period was terminated by their death or disability due to service.
Also the award of a
gallantry medal or
“Mention In Despatches” also produced the award of this medal, regardless of their service duration.
Fighter Aircraft Crew who took part in the Battle of Britain
10 July - 31 October 1940 were awarded the "Battle of Britain" bar to this medal.
The Air Crew Europe Star
The Air Crew Europe Star Campaign medal of the British Commonwealth . This medal was awarded to Commonwealth aircrew who participated in operational flights over Europe, from UK bases or for operational flying from the UK over Europe, between the period 3rd September 1939 to 5th June 1944.