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Default Canadian Campaign Stars and Medals (1939-1945)


Descriptions and pictures of Canadian war medals, the reasons they were won, and how they should be mounted and worn. From Veterans Affairs Canada.

1939-45 Star
Awarded for six months service on active operations for the Army and Navy and two months for active air-crew service. *

The Star was awarded for six months service on active operations for Army and Navy, and two months for active air-crew between 02 September 1939 and 08 May 1945 (Europe) or 02 September 1945 (Pacific).

Bar
Battle of Britain: This bar was awarded to those members of the crews of fighter aircraft who took part in the Battle of Britain between 10 July and 31 October 1940.

RibbonThe ribbon consists of three equal stripes: dark blue, red, and light blue (representing the


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Campaign Stars and Medals (1939-1954)

Atlantic Star.
Awarded for six months ( 180 days) service afloat or 2 months (60 days) for air-crew service, between 03 September 1939 and 08 May 1945 (Europe) or 02 September 1945 (Pacific). *

Air Crew Europe Star.
Awarded for two months of operational flying from the UK over Europe between 03 September 1939 and 05 June 1944. *

Africa Star.
Awarded for a minimum one day service in an operational area of North Africa between 10 June 1940 and 12 May 1943. *

Pacific Star.
Awarded for one day or more of operational service in the Pacific between 08 December 1941 and 02 September 1945. *

Burma Star.
Awarded for one day or more of operational service during the Burma campaign, between 11 December 1941 and 02 September 1945. *

Italy Star.
Awarded for one day operational service in Sicily or Italy between 11 June 1943 and 08 May 1945. *

France And Germany Star.
Awarded for one day or more of service in France, Belgium, Holland or Germany between 06 June 1944 (D-Day) and 08 May 1945. *

Defence Medal.
Usually awarded to Canadians for six months service in Britain between 03 September 1939 and 08 May 1945. *

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.
Granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada who have voluntarily served on Active Service. *

Newfoundland Volunteer Service Medal.
This medal was issued to those from Newfoundland who served in the British Forces outside of Newfoundland.

War Medal (1939-45).
Awarded to all full-time personnel of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines for serving for 28 days between 03 September 1939 and 02 September 1945. *

Dieppe Bar.
The Dieppe Bar is awarded to those who participated in the Dieppe Raid on August 19, 1942.

Hong Kong Bar.
The Hong Kong Bar is awarded to those involved in the Battle of Hong Kong during the period December 8-25, 1941.
Link provides All the pictures of each Star & Medal as added Info.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/remembers/...inmenu/group04


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