WWII Medals

Discussion in 'General' started by peter__m, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. peter__m

    peter__m Junior Member

    OK guys.
    Totally new here.
    Haven't a clue.
    Have been researching WW1 and now learning further.

    Tell me if I wanted to collect some medals for WWII what would be the ones to get for British servicemen.

    Example,
    I know that for WWI we are talking about a star, BWM and a victory medal. What's the equivalent type in WWII?

    I know this sounds like such an unknowledgeable question but it's ok, I'll admit it.

    Peter
     
  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Pretty reasonable guide here:

    World War Two Medals

    And lots to buy on eBay, but if it is groups you want make sure they come in a named box, with issue slip and ideally with other documents.
     
  3. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    ww1 and ww2 mix groups are nice


    Donnie
     
  4. peter__m

    peter__m Junior Member

    Thanks. Sorry was away for a few days there.
    Sounds good.
    Haven't a clue to be honest.
     
  5. liamduggan

    liamduggan Junior Member

    Hi Peter,

    WW2 stars range from about a tenner for an original Africa, Italy or 1939 - 45 star. The Air Crew Europe is the rarest and you are looking at about £100 for an original. Be careful there are loads of fakes and copies around.

    As Paul says, all british campaign medals come unnamed but are often accompanied with their original box of issue.

    Good luck

    Liam
     
  6. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    A 1939-1945 Star with a Battle of Britain clasp is going to set you back £450-550 according to the Medal Yearbook 2007.
     
  7. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Your best bet is to buy a couple of the standard stars from a reputable dealer so that you can a get a feel for the real things, before considering venturing into ebay territory.
     
  8. linb

    linb Junior Member

    OK guys.
    Totally new here.
    Haven't a clue.
    Have been researching WW1 and now learning further.

    Tell me if I wanted to collect some medals for WWII what would be the ones to get for British servicemen.

    Example,
    I know that for WWI we are talking about a star, BWM and a victory medal. What's the equivalent type in WWII?

    I know this sounds like such an unknowledgeable question but it's ok, I'll admit it.

    Peter
    don't know if you have info you want yet. on my fathers medal list the following are named:
    1939-45 star, atlantic star, air crew europe star, africa star, pacific star, burma star, italy star, france & germany star,defence medal & war medal 1939-45.
    hope this is of help.
    linb.
     
  9. resurgam

    resurgam Junior Member

    H i guys

    Long shot - wondered if anyone knows of a list of medal receipients for the Second World War. I know there is a "Card Index" to medals issued after the Great War. Does one exits for World War II?

    Tony
     
  10. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I will try to upload a picture of my cabinet of dust gatherers.
    sapper
     

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  11. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    H i guys

    Long shot - wondered if anyone knows of a list of medal receipients for the Second World War. I know there is a "Card Index" to medals issued after the Great War. Does one exits for World War II?

    Tony

    Hi- there is such a card index, but it is not yet in the public domain.

    A worthy collection there, Brian!
     
  12. KriegsmarineFreak

    KriegsmarineFreak Senior Member

    I don't know of any card indexes to medals issued after World War I. Sorry. EBay has a lot of WW2 medals for sale but like others have said watch out for repros and fakes!
     
  13. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I wonder how many of the awards and medals in my cabinet can be recognised and named?
    Sapper
     
  14. KriegsmarineFreak

    KriegsmarineFreak Senior Member

    We'll do our best to identify the awards and medals in your cabinet. How many do you have? I might be able to identify a few of them.
     
  15. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    There are 15 actual awards that I have been givenover the years.
    Some you may find very difficult. Not counting Normandy and Arnhem blazer badges. Just medals and awards.
    Sapper
     
  16. Wolves Guy

    Wolves Guy Member

    Nice medals Sapper. Just started to collect the same mainly do groups if I have the pennies. I have mainly family medals at the moment but searching for others as time goes on.

    Wolves Guy
     
  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Wolves Guy

    Just as a guide for you, here is my own personal set of Bog Standard WW2 Medals

    From left to right:
    1939-1945 Star
    Africa Star
    Italy Star
    Defence Medal
    Victory Medal

    Note the Africa Star does not bear either the 1st or 8th Army clasps but that's another story :)
     

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  18. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

  19. 4th wilts

    4th wilts Discharged

    my grandad did not bother getting his.
     

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