Significance Of This Grouping Of Uk Medals?

Discussion in 'General' started by Duncan, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Duncan

    Duncan Junior Member

    I recently bought a trio of UK WW2 medals. They are the 1939-45 Star, Defence Medal and 1939-45 War Medal, mounted for wear in that order. I was hopping someone could tell me the significance of this grouping of medals, is it peculiar to anything specific – service at Dunkirk, wounded, or something? I guess by the inclusion of the 1939-45 Star he served overseas, but seems odd that there are no other Stars. Many thanks.
  2. perce620

    perce620 Member

    The group show the owner was overseas for a while but did a lot of time in the UK , the defence medal entitlement is as follows
    Service in the Forces in non-operational areas subjected to air attack or closely threatened, providing such service last at least three years.
    Non-operational service in the Forces overseas or outside the country of residence, providing that this service lasted for at least one year. If the territory was threatened by the enemy, or subjected to air raids, the duration requirement was reduced to six months.
    Civil defence in military operational areas providing these civil defence activities were not eligible for campaign stars.
    Members of any of the civilian services entitled to wear chevrons for their war service were eligible for this medal.
    Members of the Home Guard resident in the UK, who had completed at least three years service.
    Recipients of the George Cross or George Medal, regardless of their occupation, provided the George Cross or George Medal were won for service in civil defence.

    so possibly raf served in France in39-40 and then back in the UK for the duration

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