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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
Ragaert, Georges François  more 
Ram, Telu   
Ramsay, Alexander Robert Maule29-05-188108-10-1972more 
Ramsbottom-Isherwood, Henry Neville Gynes13-07-190524-04-1950more 
Rankin, Richard Robert Campbell   
Ransome, Godfrey  more 
Ratcliff, John Hart09-05-1913  
Ratcliff, Leonard Fitch  more 
Rawlinson, Alan Charles31-07-191828-08-2007more 
Rawnsley, Cecil Frederick "Jimmy"00-00-190412-02-1965more 
Read, Frederick Herbert   
Rechka, Josef12-09-191015-01-1984more 
Redford, George Hossack04-06-192118-11-1944 
Redgrave, Ernest Albert26-09-1918  
Reed, Charles Phillip   
Reed, Henry Herbert00-00-191121-06-1941 
Rees, D.T.   
Rees, Daniel05-02-192221-06-2004more 
Rees, Lionel Wilmot Brabazon31-07-188428-09-1955more 
Reid, David Wilson00-00-190600-12-1989more 
Reid, Donald Ernest   
Reid, William21-12-192128-11-2001 
Reilly, Thomas29-07-190614-12-2003more 
Reynolds, Jack 22-08-2019more 
Reynolds, Victor James20-07-190609-01-2010 
Rhodes, Kenneth   
Riccomini, James Arthur04-07-191727-03-1945 
Richards, Frank Alan   
Richards, George Owen21-04-192127-05-2009 
Richards, Ronald Havard "Roy"   
Richardson, George Martin   
Richardson, John Charles   
Richardson, Leonard "Len" 26-11-1945 
Richey, Paul Henry Mills00-00-191623-02-1989more 
Riley, Charles George Gibson 'Pat'00-00-191500-00-1999more 
Riley, Francis Christopher 12-05-1944 
Riley, Michael   
Rippon, Thomas Arthur   
Robb, W.   
Roberts, Arthur James Hart00-00-1916  
Roberts, Charles Douglas  more 
Roberts, Frederick  more 
Roberts, Hugh15-03-1917  
Roberts, Keith Constantine   
Roberts, Leslie   
Roberts, Peter Scawen Watkinson28-07-191708-12-1979more 
Roberts, Ronald Alex   
Robertson, Richard24-06-1915  
Robinson, Garner00-00-1921 more 
Robinson, Michael Lister08-05-191710-04-1942more 
Robinson, William 23-07-1943 
Robitaille, Joseph Philippe Guy02-10-192021-06-2014more 
Rockingham, John Meredith "Rocky"24-08-191107-07-1987more 
Roczmierowski, Franciszek Antoni19-06-192031-07-1971more 
Rogers, Maurice Albert Windham17-07-191903-06-1944 
Rogers, Robert Harry Doherty00-00-192104-06-2000more 
Roman, Claude Benjamin15-07-191608-06-1980 
Ronaldson, Thomas Hugh   
Ronson, H.   
Rooney, Robert William Stanislaus26-04-1922  
Rosam, Edward William George00-00-191131-01-1943 
Rose, Jack18-01-191719-10-2009 
Ross, David Burgess  more 
Rossall, Francis   
Rossum, van, August11-03-191600-00-1989more 
Roszak, Florian "Trzonek"17-04-191208-06-1940 
Roszek, Jan Stanislaw05-06-189600-00-1972more 
Roupell, George Rowland Patrick07-04-189204-03-1974more 
Rowbotham, I.   
Rowlinson, Charles Joseph00-00-191400-00-1993 
Roy, Patrick Denson11-02-192103-03-1953 
Ruchowski, Wladyslaw00-00-190503-07-1973 
Ruiter, de, Cornelis04-06-191905-07-2009more 
Ruman, Tadeusz Alojzy02-11-191906-05-2009more 
Runacres, Alexander Cristopher   
Rundvall, Leonard Paul03-10-192030-09-1982 
Russell, David30-03-191128-02-1945 
Russell, Robert Ernest02-01-191600-00-2002 
Rutherford, Robert   
Rybikowski, Michał03-02-190000-00-1991more 
Rycroft, Francis Arthur 04-02-1944more 
Ryder, Robert Edward Dudley16-02-190829-06-1986more 
Rzeszowski, Bohdan00-00-192600-00-1983 

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