The ‚War Medal’ has the crowned bust of King George VI and the green,
black and orange ribbon. The second medal is The ‚Defence Medal’ with the bare head
of the King and the red, white and blue ribbon.
The colours on the Defence Medal ribbons mean quite a lot, we were told as follows:
Green is for the green fields of England, Orange represents burning during the Blitz and
Black for the German Swastika.