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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
Talbot, Dennis Edmund Blaquiere23-09-190800-00-1994more 
Talbot, Ellis Edward Arthur Chetwynd22-03-192009-10-1941 
Tallentire, Alexander Gordon00-00-191706-06-1942 
Tan, Boon Cheok18-05-192214-03-1971 
Tangen, Bjarne06-06-1922 more 
Tatham-Warter, Allison "Digby"26-05-191721-03-1993 
Tatler, Harold John Mason24-04-191715-01-2009more 
Tattersall, Hugh Geoffrey Wynne01-05-192307-10-1988 
Tayler, Denis Graham William19-09-192003-09-2005more 
Taylor, Clive Shackleton08-09-192021-03-2012 
Taylor, Donald   
Taylor, George Derek 23-09-1944 
Taylour, Edward Winchester Tollemache01-01-191513-09-1942 
Temke, William Henry 08-10-1944 
Tew, Albert Walter   
Theobald, Wilfred Murray 12-06-1943 
Thiele, Keith Frederick "Jimmy"25-02-1921 more 
Thomas, Henry James "Jim"21-06-191715-12-1965 
Thomas, Henry William01-06-1924  
Thomas, Herbert Samuel Griffiths15-04-191224-08-1980 
Thomas, Walter Babington "Sandy"29-06-191822-10-1917more 
Thompson, Dudley17-01-1917  
Thompson, Forrest Harold15-12-191721-03-1945more 
Thompson, Geoffrey Stuart00-00-190500-00-1983more 
Thompson, George23-10-192023-01-1945 
Thompson, Jenkin Robert Oswald13-07-191124-01-1944 
Thompson, John00-00-1919 more 
Thomson, Andrew John  more 
Thomson, George  more 
Thorburn, Douglas Glendinning 10-07-1943more 
Thorburn, R.A.   
Thorogood, Laurence Arthur 00-12-2005 
Thorpe, Norman   
Thurston, Harry Clive Edgar13-11-191900-00-1984more 
Tiernan, Patrick Edward Thomas23-06-191417-06-1944 
Tillard, Rupert Claude00-00-191008-05-1941 
Tilly, Gerald06-09-1897 more 
Tindall, Henry John Rainier 'Jack'27-02-192317-12-2011 
Tirrell, Thomas Joseph "Jack"00-10-190900-01-1995more 
Todd, Andrew Duff   
Tolan, Leslie30-01-1920  
Tomlinson, Albert05-06-191400-02-1985more 
Tompkins, F.G.W.   
Tonge, John Frederick William19-12-191219-02-1983 
Topham, Frederick George "Toppy"10-08-191731-05-1974more 
Tovey, Lord of Langton Matravers, John Cronyn07-03-188512-01-1971more 
Townsend, Peter Wooldridge22-11-191419-06-1995more 
Trainor, Hugh Charles "Charlie"17-07-191604-07-2004 
Tranter, Arnold Ernest00-00-1918 more 
Trevor, Thomas Hoult "Travis"10-10-1911  
Trigg, Lloyd Allan05-05-191411-08-1943more 
Trimble, Samuel John   
Trimmer, Charles Donald "Bombo"00-00-1910 more 
Triquet, Paul02-04-191008-08-1980more 
Trotman, Percival John Povey   
Troughton, Patrick George25-03-190228-03-1987 
Truscott, Keith William "Bluey"17-05-191628-03-1943more 
Turnbull, John Hugh Stephenson10-01-191626-06-2004more 
Turnbull, Tom Attwell00-00-190809-12-1992more 
Turner, James Gordon Melville00-00-190705-11-1967 
Turner, Victor Buller17-01-190007-08-1972more 
Turner, William Arthur Scales00-01-1890 more 
Turpin, Patrick George27-04-191114-09-1996more 
Twamley, Reginald John03-12-191224-10-1973 
Twite, Charles Edward   
Tyminski, Romuald13-11-190529-12-2003more 
Tyszkiewicz-Łohojski z Landwarowa, Stefan E.24-11-189406-02-1976more