The 1939 - 1945 STAR (Medal # 177, MYB)

Started by asm, January 25, 2010, 04:00:54 AM

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Could some one please help me with this. It Says GRJ VI and THE 1939 - 1945 STAR on one side. The reverse is blank.
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This medal was awarded to British military personnel who completed six months' service overseas, I think. It's a very nice medal! It says "GRI, VI", which means "Georgius VI Rex Imperator" (George VI, King and Emperor). His monogram was changed in 1947 to just "GR" (Georgius Rex) for obvious reasons. Nice one!


Dear Amit,

This is 1939-45 Star World War II medal, awarded by the British Government to all the British and other soldiers in the British Army. This is one of the medals from the WW II series. This is the most common medal awarded for WW II. The other medals in WW II series are Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Burma Star, Pacific star, Italy Star and France-Germany Star. They all look same, except the Description and the Colour of the Ribbon. Here is the link to the Website where you can see all these medals - with the ribbons.