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This example awarded to James Hook - Trooper.
The Royal Dragoons.
This is a Sarah Jane image (you are welcome to copy)
The first in a series of eight bronze star issued for service in the Second World War, it was awarded to personnel who had completed six months' service in specified operational commands overseas, between September 3, 1939 and August 15, 1945, though in certain cases the minimum period was shortened. Any service curtailed by death, injury or capture also qualified, as did the award of a decoration or a mention in despatches.
Battle of Britain: This bar was awarded to those members of the crews of fighter aircraft who took part in the Battle of Britain between 10 July and 31 October 1940. This bar is sewn directly on to the ribbon and is denoted by a gilt rosette when the ribbon is worn alone.
A six-pointed star. 1.5 inches
The star has a circular centre with the GRI/VI monogram, surmounted by a crown and inscribed THE 1939 - 1945 STAR round the foot.
A small ring at the top of the cross through which a larger ring passes.
The ribbon consists of three equal stripes: dark blue, red, and light blue (representing the navy, army and air force).
Total issued - Can anyone help?
Canadians received 305,000 stars, 88 with bars.
Height 44mm Max Width 38mm
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