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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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Abel-Smith, Henry* March 8th, 1900
† January 24th, 1993

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Adair, Allan Henry Shafto, 6th Baronet* November 3rd, 1897
† August 4th, 1988

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Adair, Hugh* August 24th, 1923
† October 27th, 2013

Adams, Andrew Alexander* June 5th, 1921
† November 8th, 1993

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Adams, Ronald George Hinings* December 31st, 1896
† March 28th, 1979

Addie, Gordon Rennie* May 23rd, 1905
† January 22nd, 1990

Addison, Robert Ramsay* September 28th, 1909
† April 29th, 1996

Aduckiewicz, Marian* August 2nd, 1917
† November 21st, 2005

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Aertsen, Servaas Klaas* January 26th, 1922

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Agansing, Rai* April 24th, 1920
† May 27th, 2000

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Alcock, John "Jack"* 1918
† 1997

Alexander, Robert Wilfred* August 20th, 1920
† September 21st, 1944
Plot: 24 Row: C Grave: 1-3

Allard, Jean Victor* June 12th, 1913
† April 23rd, 1996

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Allen, Frederick Fernley Edmund* December 12th, 1912
† June 29th, 2005

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Allen, John Henry* June 17th, 1920
† September 21st, 1995

Allen, Robert Swinton* July 24th, 1914
† 1982

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Allen, Thomas* 1915
† 1979

Allmand, Michael* August 22nd, 1923
† June 24th, 1944
Plot: 13 Row: A Grave: 4

Ambrus, Jan Rozkazom* May 19th, 1899
† January 21st, 1994

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Ameresekere, Ekanayake Edward Rohan* May 21st, 1916
† March 20th, 1974

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Anderson, Alan Ford* November 21st, 1910
† December 19th, 2002

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Anderson, Charles Groves Wright* February 12th, 1897
† November 11th, 1988

Anderson, Eric* September 15th, 1915
† April 6th, 1943
Plot: II Row: C Grave: 14

Anderson, Hugh Henry* February 27th, 1921
† April 11th, 1945
Plot: 10 Row: G Grave: 5

Anderson, Jim† February 7th, 2019

Anderson, John Thompson McKellar "Jock"* January 12th, 1918
† October 5th, 1943
Plot: VIII Row: A Grave: 44

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Anderson, Robert Thomas* December 30th, 1919
† October 5th, 2001

Anderson, William Maurice Eyre "Bill"* August 31st, 1908
† December 13th, 1986

Andersz, Tadeusz* October 27th, 1918
† October 29th, 2007

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Andrewartha, Charles Donald "Andy"* April 15th, 1916
† September 6th, 1973

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Andrews, George Edward† November 9th, 1942
Plot: 8A Row: C Grave: 1-15

Annable, Harold Cecil* January 5th, 1917
† June 5th, 1983

Annand, Richard Wallace* November 5th, 1914
† December 24th, 2004

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Antonowicz Andrault de Buy, Graf, Mikolaj* January 15th, 1915
† April 3rd, 2000

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Appelboom, Machiel "Max"* March 7th, 1924
† November 5th, 2003

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Appleford, Joseph Ernest* January 11th, 1917

Archer, Bertram Stuart Trevelyan* February 3rd, 1915
† May 2nd, 2015

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Ardagh, Patrick Augustine* August 30th, 1891
† April 6th, 1944
Plot: 8 Row: A Grave: 15

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Ardis, Beverley Donn "Joe"* 1922
† May 6th, 1997

Arkel, van, Jan* August 27th, 1919
† February 23rd, 2011

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Armitage, Robert Selby* March 28th, 1910
† June 1st, 1982

Armstrong, Donald Richard Neville* July 19th, 1907
† 1967

Armstrong, Frederick Finlay* 1918
† November 4th, 1997

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Arnfield, Stanley John* October 3rd, 1913
† September 24th, 1954

Arthur, Wilfred Stanley* December 7th, 1919
† December 23rd, 2000

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Artymiuk, Kazimierz* August 28th, 1920
† March 13th, 1984

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Ashworth, Arthur* May 3rd, 1920
† February 19th, 1994

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Atkins, Eric Granville* March 19th, 1921

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Auchterlonie, James Laurence* December 7th, 1924
† April 13th, 1945
Plot: 11 Row: G Grave: 02

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