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WW2 AUSTRALIA-BRITISH ATLANTIC STAR CAMPAIGN MEDALWW2006Reg Price:
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About this itemYou are buying ONE original WWII ATLANTIC STAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL at a time, they are all in a used similiar condition with original WWII ribbons.
Awarded to heroic sailors and airmen who served in the Atlantic fighting Hitlers Nazi Germany, British convoys that supplied Russia with arms so desperately needed, a constant struggle to survive constant German U-Boot (Submarine) attacks, many Australians fought in the Atlantic with the British Navy and Royal Air Force.
All medals are in a good condition, these medals are guaranteed 100% original, un-named on the reverse and would make a great addition to your military collection, or if you are missing a genuine medal to make up your medal group.
Award criteria: The Atlantic Star was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in World WarII.
The star was awarded for six months service afloat, in the Atlantic or in Home Waters, within the period 3 September 1939 to 8 May 1945. Also awarded to aircrew who have taken part in operations against the enemy at sea within the qualifying areas for Naval personnel, subject to two months service in an operational unit. The 1939-1945 Star must have been earned before commencing qualifying service for the Atlantic Star.
Merchant seaman also qualified for the medal. They were required to have served in the Atlantic home waters, North Russia Convoys or South Atlantic waters.
The star was immediately awarded if the service period was terminated by death, disability or wounding. The award of a gallantry medal or a Mention in Despatches also led to an immediate award.
British uniform regulations stipulated that neither the Air Crew Europe Star nor the France and Germany Star would be awarded to a recipient of the Atlantic Star. Subsequent entitlement to the Air Crew Europe Star or the France and Germany Star was denoted by the award of the appropriate clasp to the Atlantic Star. However, regulations stipulated that only the first clasp earned could be worn with the medal.
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