Britsh world war one pair of medals to 87239 DVR F.J. ADKINS RE comprising the British war medal 1914 1918 and the Victory medal (British version). Medals awarded to a Driver in the Royal Engineers
The Pacific star, sometimes encountered with the bar “Burma”. Issued without naming to British troops however can be encountered named to commonwealth / dominion soldiers sailors and airman.
Note that due to the appreciation in value of these medals copies / reproductions are now commonly encountered.
The Atlantic Star for second world war service by UK and commonwealth servicemen and women. THE ATLANTIC STAR surrounds the cypher of the monarch George 6th and has his crown atop. Six pointed star in bronze colour. Ribbon colours of watered silk Blue, white and green.
Note – The star series from WW2 has been extensively copied for both legitimate (Tailors copies, replacements etc) and not so legitimate purposes. Compare the fine details of the medal to the images shown before purchasing.
Bronze die struck star celebrating the campaign in Europe from D day through to VE day. Six point star with the monarchs monogram in the center. A small circle surrounds the monogram with fine capitals in relief “THE FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR”
The Burma star awarded for service in the far east campaign. The forgotten war in many returning servicemans opinion of the time according to contenporary literature and accounts. Can be encountered with the bar “PACIFIC” attached to the ribbon.
Part of and the most commonly encountered of the Star series of campaign medals issued by the UK at the end of the second world war.
The Italy star commemorates the forces participating in the Italian campaign from service in Sicily to the tough fight up the Italian peninsula. As with all the stars issued to UK troops the Italy star medal is unnamed.
The ribbon colours reflect those of the Italian flag.
The Africa star was awarded, without any inscription, to British troops after the end of world war two to recognise service in the North African and mediteranean campaigns.
The ribbon colours represent RED =Army, Dark blue = Navy, Light Blue = RAF and the pastel coloured khaki background the sand of the desert.
Two bars were awarded to those soldiers that fought as either part of the 1st or 8th Army groups.
The “star” series of UK medals commemerating the second world war covered numerous campaigns and as many soldiers, sailors and Airmen fought in numerous theatres the number of stars on display was limited to a maximum of three. Where the awardee was entilted to more than three WW2 campaign stars bars were issued to be worn on the ribbon of a corresponding star.
In addition to the bars replacing stars in the scenario above three clasps were issued solely to recocgnise specific military formations. These were the:
1st Army & 8th Army bars for the Africa star
Battle of Britain bar for the 1939-45 Star.
The 2nd world war India Service medal was awarded to Indian military personal for three years service within India whilst the war was ongoing. Those soliders in the Indian regiments deployed to overseas postings (in this case outside India) were awarded the corresponding British medals, Eg The “Burma star” for service in SE Asia.