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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)
Awarded to service personnel for three years' service at home or
six months' service overseas in territories subjected to air attack or otherwise
closely threatened. Personnel of Anti-Aircraft Command, RAF ground
crews, Dominion forces stationed in the UK, the Home Guard, Civil Defence,
National Fire Service and many other civilian units qualified for the medal.
There was no bar to this medal.
A circular, medal, 1.42 inches in diameter.
The obverse shows the uncrowned coinage effigy of King George VI, facing
left, and the legend: GEORGEIVS VI D: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
On the reverse, the Royal Crown rests on the stump of an oak tree, flanked
by a lion and a lioness. At the top left is the date 1939, and at the top
right, the date 1945. In exergue, though not ruled off, is the wording: THE
A plain, straight, non-swivelling suspender with a single-toe claw.
The light green ribbon is 1.25 inches wide with a central stripe of orange
(0.5" wide) and a narrow black stripe in the middle of each green stripe.
The orange (flame colour) represents the enemy attacks on the green land
of England and the black represents the black-outs.
The award was established on 16 August 1945.
Total Issued - Can you help?
There were 325,000 medals issued to Canadians.
Silver (.800 fine) - Canada only
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