I have, from my Grandfather's files, a metal bar with a pin on the back (presumably to go on a uniform or suit jacket) mounted with medal ribbons. There are the ribbons for the 1939-45 star, the Africa Star with the 8 sewn on, the France and Germany Star and a piece of khaki cloth with his oak leaf for the MiD he got at El Alamein. Elsewhere he has about a foot of the ribbon for the Italy Star; I don't know if he served in Italy, although he may well have gone to Sicily for a while after Tunisia. Does the order of the ribbons indicate when the pin was put together? Would there have been a time when the medals on the pin would have been issued, but the Italy Star and the 1939-45 War Medal, to which he was presumably also entitled, would not have been available? Should he have put the oak leaf on the Africa Star, or does the 8 take precedence?