World War 2 Campaign Medal

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Faustic, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. Hello all.

    Just looking for some advice regarding the WW2 campaign medal.

    I have recently recieved a WW2 campaign ribbon supposedly belonging to my grandad who served during world war 2.
    From what I have heard, he was never involved in any direct combat; he was part of the RAF at the time and trained pilots, never doing any combat operations.

    Due to the fact that he was not involved in any combat, I was wondering if this was the reason why it is only a ribbon that I have recieved (grandma recently died, it was found in her belongings), or it is just that the medallion part has been lost.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. He will have been awarded The War Medal 1939-1945. If you've only got the ribbon then the medal has been lost. He could have also qualified for The Defence Medal.
     
  3. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

  4. Thankyou both for your replies, it has helped alot.

    Yes the ribbon I have is the War Service Medal 1939-1945. I will go about obtaining myself the medal for it ASAP :)

    As for the defence medal, I will look into that more deeply.

    Thanks very much again :)
     
  5. Faustic, try getting in touch with the RAF or veterans association to get your Grandad's military record. I did it recently and they sent out his medals as he had never claimed them.