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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
Paige, Walter Edward04-02-191701-12-2006 
Palliser, Arthur Francis Eric20-07-189022-02-1956more 
Pankhurst, Leonard Thomas26-08-190201-12-1996more 
Pannell, Geoffrey Charles Russell22-08-191303-05-1980more 
Parker, Edward Donald20-05-191016-01-1943 
Parker, Eric William00-00-1921  
Parker, James   
Parkin, Austin Bruce Holmes12-08-1911 more 
Parsonage, Frank   
Partridge, Frank John29-11-192423-03-1964 
Partridge, Richard Thomas  more 
Patilla, Colin Seaton22-04-191910-12-1983 
Paton, Alexander   
Patrick, Richard Cecil08-10-191728-03-2005more 
Pattison, Cecil   
Patton, George03-06-191412-01-1999 
Pawlowicz, Wladyslaw20-08-1897 more 
Payne, George Stephen   
Peacock, Clarence "Lofty"18-11-191008-04-1958more 
Peacock, Reginald John00-00-191805-02-1943 
Pearce, Lawrence Ormsby   
Pearce, Peter Lancelot   
Pearse, Harold Victor01-07-1898 more 
Pearse, Leslie Lewis22-04-1915  
Pearson, David   
Pearson, Ernest James00-00-1920 more 
Peirse, Richard Edmund Charles30-09-189205-08-1970more 
Penman, Maurice   
Pennington, John Ray 13-01-1943 
Pentland, Alexander Augustus Norman Dudley "Jerry"05-08-189403-11-1983more 
Perkins, Albert Sydney 27-08-1944 
Perrin, Walter Alvin  more 
Peters, Frederick Thornton17-09-188913-11-1942more 
Petrie, Christopher Henry18-04-1889 more 
Pettit, Edward Ronald26-09-190904-08-1944 
Phillips, Eric John   
Phillips, Stuart William07-08-1913 more 
Piasecki, Eugeniusz06-12-189909-09-1948more 
Piatkowski, Henryk Tadeusz11-07-190201-04-1969more 
Pigdon, Douglas Clelland06-12-189106-07-1945more 
Pilkington, Eric Ernest16-09-1923  
Pilsudka, Jadwiga28-02-192016-11-2014more 
Pinches, Arthur William27-03-191923-04-1945 
Pinder, Harold Senhouse21-04-188920-12-1974more 
Pine-Coffin, Richard Geoffrey "Wooden Box"02-12-190828-02-1974more 
Pipa, Josef13-10-191502-01-1977more 
Piper, Arthur Howard "Peter"00-00-1916 more 
Pirog, Jan21-10-191930-08-2009more 
Piron, Jean-Baptiste10-04-189604-09-1974 
Place, Basil Charles Godfrey19-07-192127-12-1994more 
Platel, Francis Vittery00-00-190923-11-1944 
Platt, Thomas Douglas Laverick00-00-1910 more 
Plawski, Eugeniusz26-03-189523-05-1972more 
Plear, Dennis Harry Ralph 21-09-1944 
Pniak, Karol26-01-191010-11-1980more 
Poole, Alfred Raymond  more 
Portal, Charles Frederick Algernon "Peter"21-05-189322-04-1971more 
Porteous, Patrick Anthony01-01-191810-10-2000more 
Pot, Leendert08-07-191016-11-2001 
Potgieter, Thomas Ignatius14-04-191703-06-2006 
Poublon, Charles A. M.28-05-1921 more 
Poulton, Harry Robert Godfrey19-09-191800-00-1998 
Pound, Dudley29-08-187721-10-1943more 
Povall, John   
Powell, Arthur Glyndwr00-00-192001-05-1945 
Powell, Herbert 23-10-1944 
Powell, James Stephen   
Powell, John Leonard 16-04-1945more 
Poy, William George   
Poynt, Alfred Revs   
Pozyczka, Teofil12-04-191200-00-1974more 
Prchal, Eduard Maximilian01-01-191104-12-1984more 
Pretorius, Daniel Petrus   
Price, Thomas McBride14-11-1914  
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester31-03-190010-06-1974more 
Prince, A.   
Pritchard, Charles Hilary Vaughan29-10-190528-03-1976more 
Prowd, Keith02-01-1922 more 
Pujji, Mohinder Singh14-08-191818-09-2010more 
Pun, Damarsing   
Pun, Tul Bahadur23-03-192320-04-2011 
Purchase-Rathbone, William Harry   
Purdon, Corran William Brooke04-05-192127-06-2018more 
Purvis, Harry Alexander21-10-190523-12-1966more 
Purvis, Victor Davenant24-08-192207-07-1944 
Pye, George Henry   

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