Campaign: Second World War 1939-45
Branch of Service: British and Commonwealth forces
Description: The six-pointed star has a circular centre with the GRI/VI monogram, surmounted by a crown and inscribed THE 1939 - 1945 STAR around the foot.
Clasp: Battle of Britain (sold separately)
Ribbon: Equal stripes of dark blue, red and light blue symbolising the Royal Navy, Army and RAF respectively
Comments: This medal was awarded to personnel who had completed six months' service in specified operational commands overseas, between 3rd September 1939 and 2nd September 1945. Any service curtailed by death, injury or capture also qualified.