Who is entitled to the Arctic Star?

The Arctic Star is available to all members of the British Armed Forces and Merchant Navy for any length of service north of the Arctic Circle from September 3rd 1939 to May 8th 1945, inclusive. The next of kin of deceased veterans may apply on their behalf.

How can you tell a fake air crew European star?

The Air Crew Europe Star; an original and a copy compared.

  1. Pebbling within the circlet is poor and irregular on the copy.
  2. The three horizontal parts of the letter “E” are just about same length on copy while on the original the central horizontal is noticeably shorter.
  3. Letters have a flat surface on the original.

Is there a Bomber Command medal?

The medal is a tribute to the bravery of those who flew and to the dedication and skill of the ground crew whose contribution was so very essential. The Bomber Command Medal is available exclusively to all who served in Bomber Command during the Second World War, their next of kin or direct descendants.

What are ww2 stars made of?

The six–pointed star is yellow copper zinc alloy. The obverse has a central design of the Royal and Imperial cypher, surmounted by a crown. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words ‘The 1939-45 Star’. Stars issued to Australian personnel have recipient names engraved on the plain reverse.

How do you get an Arctic Star medal?

To apply for the Arctic Star, you must have:

  1. service of any length either afloat or as part of land operations north of the Arctic Circle in the army, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, and RAF ground crew.
  2. service of any length as RAF aircrew who landed or served in the air north of the Arctic Circle.

How do you get a Polar Medal?

The Medal may be conferred on those citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who have personally made conspicuous contributions to the knowledge of Polar regions or who have rendered prolonged service of outstanding quality in support of acquisition of such knowledge and who, in either case.

Do ww2 medals have names on them?

Second World War medals are not named. Check the official description of eligibility for each medal. The locations and dates of service recorded on an individual’s service record will indicate if they are entitled to a particular medal.

When was Bomber Command Recognised?

The Bomber Command clasp will be worn on the ribbon of the 1939 to 1945 Star, will follow the design of the Battle of Britain clasp. Those eligible for the new Bomber Command clasp will have previously qualified for the 1939 to 1945 Star. The clasp will be worn affixed to the star.

Why did Bomber Command not get medals?

The decision not to award a medal for all members of Bomber Command occurred during the short gap between the wartime coalition and Attlee’s Labour Government, whilst Churchill was still P.M.

Which British regiments fought Burma?

The 3,000 man brigade, nicknamed ‘the Chindits’, included British Army and Gurkha regiments and eight RAF sections and signalers. They sabotaged railway lines to limit the movement of the Japanese, and encouraged Burmese resistance groups. However, they suffered heavy casualties.

Who is eligible for Burma Star?

Burma Star

The Burma Star
Awarded for Service in operational area
Country United Kingdom, Pakistan
Presented by the Monarch of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, and Emperor of India
Eligibility All Ranks

Is there a coronation medal?

The Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal is a commemorative medal instituted to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953.

How to get an air crew Europe Star?

Army personnel qualified for this star if they served on air crew duties for 4 months, and that 2 months of this minimum 4 month period had been operational flying over Europe, with at least one operational sortie.

When was the air crew Europe Star Medal awarded?

Specifically, the medal was awarded to Commonwealth aircrew who participated in operational flights over Europe, from UK bases. This medal was awarded for operational flying from the UK over Europe, between the period 3 rd September 1939 to 5 th June 1944 (outbreak of war until the start of the D-Day Normandy Invasion ).

Can a France and Germany Star be earned?

Since only the first of the Atlantic Star, Air Crew Europe Star or France and Germany Star to be earned could be awarded to any one individual, the possible Star and Clasp combinations for these three campaign stars are: The Atlantic Star with either the Air Crew Europe or France and Germany clasp.

When did you qualify for the Africa Star?

Naval and Merchant Navy service anywhere at sea in the Mediterranean between the 10th June, 1940, and the 12th May, 1943, will now qualify for the Africa Star.