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1939-1945 Star

This star was awarded for operational service from September 3rd 1939 (the day of the outbreak of WW 2) to August 15th 1945 (the day hostilities against Japan in the Pacific ceased). A bar was authorized for fighter crews engaged in the Battle of Britain from July 10th to October 31st 1940.
The badge is a six-pointed star with the Royal Cipher GRI VI in the centre surrounded by the inscription: "The 1939-1945 Star" and surmounted by a crown. The reverse is blank. Recipients are eligible for the other campaign stars of Burma, Italy, the France and Germany Star and the Pacific Star. The ribbon is 1.25" wide with three stripes of equal width coloured dark blue, scarlet and light blue which represent the three armed services.

This decoration could be awarded with the "BATTLE OF BRITAIN" clasp. The clasp was awarded to all those that had flown on at least one operational sortie with an accredited Battle of Britain squadron between July 10th - October 31st 1940.

In 2012 it was noted that a new clasp would be produced for affiction on the 39-45 Star, called the "BOMBER COMMAND" clasp. The clasp can be received from 2013 onward by any person who, during the Second World War, has flown as aircrew for at least one operational sortie with a Bomber Command operational unit.

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
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Adair, Hugh24-08-192327-10-2013 
Adams, Andrew Alexander05-06-192108-11-1993more 
Adams, Norman Marcus   
Adams, Ronald George Hinings31-12-189628-03-1979 
Addie, Gordon Rennie23-05-190522-01-1990 
Addison, Robert Ramsay28-09-190929-04-1996 
Addison, William Nathan12-08-191900-10-1989 
Aduckiewicz, Marian02-08-191721-11-2005more 
Aertsen, Servaas Klaas26-01-192225-12-1993more 
Agansing, Rai24-04-192027-05-2000more 
Albert, Earl Thomas01-03-1920 more 
Albertini, Anthony Victor   
Alcock, John "Jack"04-03-191801-01-1997 
Alexander, Robert Wilfred20-08-192021-09-1944 
Allard, Jean Victor12-06-191323-04-1996more 
Allen, Frederick Fernley Edmund12-12-191229-06-2005more 
Allen, John Henry17-06-192021-09-1995 
Allen, Robert Swinton24-07-191400-00-1982more 
Allen, Roland William John   
Allen, Thomas00-00-191500-00-1979 
Allenberg, William Harry  more 
Allmand, Michael22-08-192324-06-1944 
Ambrus, Jan Rozkazom19-05-189921-01-1994more 
Ameresekere, Ekanayake Edward Rohan21-05-191620-03-1974more 
Anders, Wladyslaw Albert11-08-189212-05-1970more 
Anderson, Alan Ford21-11-191019-12-2002more 
Anderson, Charles Groves Wright12-02-189711-11-1988more 
Anderson, Eric15-09-191506-04-1943 
Anderson, Hugh Henry27-02-192111-04-1945 
Anderson, Jim 07-02-2019 
Anderson, John Thompson McKellar "Jock"12-01-191805-10-1943more 
Anderson, Margaret Irene11-12-191516-07-1995more 
Anderson, Robert Thomas30-12-191905-10-2001 
Anderson, William Maurice Eyre "Bill"31-08-190813-12-1986 
Andersz, Tadeusz27-10-191829-10-2007more 
Andrew, Solomon Joseph Harold00-00-1924  
Andrewartha, Charles Donald "Andy"15-04-191606-09-1973more 
Andrews, George Edward 09-11-1942 
Andruszko, Michal Stanislaw00-00-191700-00-1987more 
Annable, Harold Cecil05-01-191705-06-1983 
Annand, Richard Wallace05-11-191424-12-2004more 
Annandale, James   
Antell, Frederick Roy George   
Antonowicz Andrault de Buy, Graf, Mikolaj15-01-191503-04-2000more 
Appelboom, Machiel "Max"07-03-192405-11-2003more 
Appleford, Joseph Ernest11-01-1917  
Archer, Bertram Stuart Trevelyan03-02-191502-05-2015more 
Archer, Ernest Leonard  more 
Ardagh, Patrick Augustine30-08-189106-04-1944more 
Ardis, Beverley Donn "Joe"00-00-192206-05-1997 
Arkel, van, Jan27-08-191923-02-2011more 
Armitage, Robert Selby28-03-191001-06-1982 
Armstrong, Donald Richard Neville19-07-190700-00-1967 
Armstrong, Frederick Finlay00-00-191804-11-1997more 
Armstrong, Roy   
Armstrong, Walter Douglas09-12-191916-02-1945 
Arnfield, Stanley John03-10-191324-09-1954 
Arnold, Charles Keever02-11-191306-12-1961 
Arthur, Lawrence   
Arthur, Wilfred Stanley07-12-191923-12-2000more 
Artymiuk, Kazimierz28-08-192013-03-1984more 
Ashness, Albert   
Ashraf, Mohammad   
Ashworth, Arthur03-05-192019-02-1994more 
Atkins, Eric Granville19-03-1921 more 
Auchterlonie, James Laurence07-12-192413-04-1945