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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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MacDonald, John Edward 00-00-1958more 
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Mackey, John Bernard16-05-192212-05-1945more 
Mackinlay, Alexander00-12-1879 more 
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MacLennan, Donald   
Maffey, Percy Frederick George25-07-1919  
Magennis, James Joseph27-10-191912-02-1986more 
Maguire, Albert Michael30-12-1922  
Makamaka, Whini06-01-191700-00-1968 
Malcolm, Hugh Gordon02-05-191704-12-1942 
Malley, James Young 'Zulu Jim'24-07-191805-06-2000more 
Marsden, Robert   
Marsh, Alan Edward05-05-191212-04-2001more 
Marsh, Alick Cambell Castell16-05-191101-11-1981 
Marsh, David Cawood05-12-190721-06-1979 
Marsh, John Anthony 14-11-1984more 
Mason, John00-00-191008-10-2005 
Matza (Maza), Israel00-00-192321-08-1981 
Mayers, Howard Clive09-01-191020-07-1942more 
Mayne, Robert Blair "Paddy"11-01-191514-12-1955more 
McClarnan, Robert   
McClelland, Mary Stephanie13-04-192417-08-2015 
McDonough, Thomas 00-00-1980 
McIntosh, J.A.   
McKenzie Muir, Donald  more 
McKue, Douglas00-00-1914 more 
McLean, Robert Hamilton01-04-191214-11-1984 
McLeod, Henry Wallace "Wally"17-12-191527-09-1944more 
McNamara, Thomas Christopher04-01-1918 more 
Meaker, Derek Eustace John01-10-1922  
Mears, Arthur   
Mears, Jack  more 
Michael, Dennis David  more 
Miers, Anthony Cecil Capel11-11-190630-06-1985more 
Mitchell, George Allan30-08-191124-01-1944 
Morgan, Charles Wallace  more 
Morshead, Leslie James18-09-189926-09-1959more 
Moss, John06-05-192214-10-1946more 
Moulton, Frederick   
Mountbatten, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas25-06-190027-08-1979more 
Mountbatten, Prince, Duke of Edinburgh, Philip10-06-1921 more 
Mouton, Jacobus Andreas23-07-191728-06-1944 
Mudge, William Charles00-04-1888 more 
Murphy, Edward