1939-45 Star

1939-45 Star

The 1939–45 Star was awarded for operational service overseas between 3 Sep 1939 and 8 May 1945 (in Europe) or 2 Sep 1945 (in the Far East).

The criteria are 180 days’ service between these dates, although some special criteria apply when, at certain specified times, just 1 days’ service is required e.g. anyone killed while on active service was posthumously awarded this star regardless of service.

Source: MOD

Personnel who have been awarded this decoration


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