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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.

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Vadivelu, Chittor02-05-191811-10-2000 
Vale, William "Cherry"03-06-191429-11-1981more 
Van den Bok, Ralph00-00-190701-01-1973more 
Van der Kiste, Robert Edgar "Guy"20-07-191229-09-1999more 
Vasey, George Alan "Bloody George"29-03-189505-03-1945more 
Vaughan, Ernest Edmunds   
Vaughan, Islwyn09-07-192019-09-1989 
Vaughan, Joseph16-03-192307-02-1993more 
Velde, van de, Albert Adolphe Joseph Marie21-03-1915 more 
Venables, Russell Herbert Strange   
Venning, John Wentworth19-05-1915  
Verity, Hugh Beresford06-04-191814-11-2001more 
Vernon, Sydney Morton24-12-191624-01-1975more 
Vesely, Vlastimil13-09-192311-12-2001more 
Victor, Jacobus Adriaan "Koos"24-08-192306-05-1968 
Vincent, Arthur Ernest Seal   
Vincent, Stanley Flamank07-04-189713-03-1976more 
Vivier, John Douglas Haig26-11-1918  
Vries, de, Willem28-02-192310-11-1985more 
Vybiral, Tomas29-09-191121-02-1981more 

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