War Medal

Country: United Kingdom

War Medal 1939 - 1945

Awarded unnamed to all full time personnel of the Armed Forces wherever they served, provided they had served for twenty eight days, irrespective of that service being operational or non-operational. The period covered was from 3/9/1939 to 2/9/1945 and the medal was issued in addition to the campaign stars and the Defence Medal.

The obverse has an effigy of King George VI and on the reverse is a triumphant lion trampling on a dragon symbolising the Axis powers.

The ribbon has a narrow red stripe in the centre flanked, on either side, by a narrow white stripe, a wide blue stripe and a wide red stripe.

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