THE FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR
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This example awarded to James Hook - Trooper.
The Royal Dragoons.
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Awarded for operational service in France, Belgium, the Netherlands or Germany from 6 June 1944 to 8 May 1945. Service in the North Sea, English Channel and Bay of Biscay in connection with the campaign in Northern Europe also qualified. Prior eligibility for the Atlantic or Air Crew Europe Stars entitled personnel only to a bar for France and Germany. Conversely a first award of the France and Germany Star could earn an Atlantic bar.
If later entitled to that star, the ATLANTIC bar would be worn. The Aircrew Europe Bar is not issued with this star because one could not qualify for that star after 05 June 1944.
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 FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR round the foot.
A small ring at the top of the cross through which a larger ring passes.
The ribbon consists of equal stripes of blue, white, red, white, and blue. The colours represent the Union flag and those of France and the Netherlands but not of Belgium.
Total issued - Can anyone help?
There were 230,000 stars issued to Canadians.
Height 44mm Max Width 38mm
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