1939-45 Star Question

Discussion in 'Medals' started by Vladimir_Ilyich_Crab, Aug 13, 2011.

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  1. Evening all,

    I'm after some gen from one of those with good medal knowledge. I was told that the 1939-45 star was actually awarded and worn mid-war - so one of the few non-gallantry ribbons seen whilst hostilities were still going on (unless you were ex WWI or Empire obviously).

    Can anyone confirm or deny, and have you got a good internet point of reference?

    Cheers
     
  2. I think at the time it was 1939-43 then became 1939-45

    Pinched from some medal spotter's website

     
  3. The Ribbons for the 1939-43 Star and Africa Star were awarded during the war the 1939-43 Star became the 1939-45 Star my Grandads paybook has awarded Africa Star with 1st Army clasp in Nov 43 the medals them selves were not actually given out till after the war origionally you could not be awarded both but that was changed towards the end of the war
     
  4. Awesome many thanks