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Africa Star

The Africa Star was awarded for service in any operational area in North-Africa between June 10th 1940 (the day of Italy's entry into the war) and May 12th 1943 (the end of hostilities in North-Africa) or the Mediterranean. The badge is a six-pointed star with the Royal Cipher GRI-VI in the centre surmounted by a crown above the inscription: The Africa Star. The ribbon is 1.25" wide and coloured pale buff with a vertical broad scarlet stripe and a narrow stripe of dark blue to the left and one of light blue to the right of the central stripe; the buff representing the desert, the other colors the three armed services.
Bars were awarded to personnel of 8Th Army, 1st Army and for service in North-Africa 1942-1943; the emblems were the digit 8 for 8th Army from October 23rd 1942 to December 5th 1943 and the digit 1 for 1st Army from November 8th to December 31st 1942 or from January 1st to December 5th 1943. A silver rosette was worn by personnel of HQ 18th AG who were not eligible for the first two bars.

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
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Lalbahadur, Thapa01-02-190620-10-1968more 
Lammer, Ritter von, Alfred28-11-190904-10-2000more 
Lapraik, John Neilson "Ian"13-09-191515-03-1985more 
Lassen, Anders Frederik Emil Victor Schau22-09-192008-04-1945more 
Lathbury, Gerald William "Legs"14-07-190616-05-1978more 
Laurie, William08-11-190908-10-1996more 
Lawlor, Kenneth Hayes   
Le Bargy, Charles Reginald01-09-189325-10-1980more 
Le Patourel, Herbert Wallace20-06-191604-09-1979more 
Le Roux, Jacobus Johannes00-00-192029-08-1944more 
Leadbeater, Worrall Reginald23-08-191325-08-1992 
Leah, Emanuel   
Lee, Arnold James Sydney   
Lee, Christopher Frank Carandini27-05-192207-06-2015more 
Lee-Barber, John16-04-190500-00-1995more 
Lees, Ronald Beresford27-04-191018-05-1991more 
Legge, Brian Pauncefoote05-05-1920 more 
Leigh-Mallory, Trafford11-07-189214-11-1944more 
Leith-MacGregor, Robert23-08-191714-11-2008more 
Lemberger, Chil Jonkiel   
Levett, Jesse   
Lewis, Edgar   
Linton, John Wallace15-10-190523-03-1943 
Lloyd, John Edward13-04-189424-12-1965more 
Lord, David Samuel Anthony18-10-191319-09-1944more 
Lovell, Horace Godfrey   
Lovell, Peter Wilson00-07-192100-03-1966 
Lyall, Graham Thomson08-03-189228-11-1941more 
Lyons, Michael Arthur Hugh