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.
This is in our opinion one of the
Rarest of the World War II Stars.
The Atlantic Star was instituted in May
of 1945 to honour those who took place
in the Battle of the Atlantic. It was mainly
for those who were part of shipping
convoys, a mission that many did not
come back from. It was also for those
who were their escorts and anti-submarine
We've handled many World War II
medals, but this is the first group of
Atlantic Stars that we've had the privilege
to offer. Complete with ribbon, for
those brave sailors who fought against
the U-boats. It is rare and teaches one
Of the eight different campaign stars awarded during
the Second World War two of the scarcer issues are
the Pacific Star and the Burma Star.
We are able to offer a small quantity of The Burma
Star, which was awarded for operational service in the
Burma campaign and in Bengal or Assam, broadly from
1941 to early 1944.
We have just seven of these scarce campaign stars
with the appropriate ribbon available, so don't miss out!