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What does Grj mean on a medal?

Awarded for service in World War Two, the Atlantic Star is a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth.

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Keeping this in consideration, what was the 1939 45 Star awarded for?

The 19391945 Star is a military campaign medal instituted by the United Kingdom on 8 July 1943 for award to British and Commonwealth forces for service in the Second World War. Two clasps were instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon, Battle of Britain and Bomber Command.

Furthermore, what do the Colours on war medals mean? With many of the ribbons, particularly the Second World War series, it should be noted that often the three Forces are represented by their respective colours of dark blue for Navy, red for Army and light blue for Air-Force. The War Medal is recognisable by the colours of the British flag.

In this way, what was the Burma Star medal awarded for?

The Burma Star is a military campaign medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to British and Commonwealth forces who served in the Burma Campaign from 1941 to 1945, during the Second World War. One clasp, Pacific, was instituted to be worn on the medal ribbon.

What do World War 2 medals mean?

British campaign medals are awarded to members of the British Armed Forces, Allied forces and civilians participating in specified military campaigns. Examples include the Defence Medal, for homeland defence in World War II, and the Atlantic Star for World War II sea service in the Atlantic.

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