British WW2 Medals (Need Help)

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Utku, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Utku

    Utku Member

    Hey people,
    Firstly, I do thank a lot for your responds to my recent questions. This forum helps me a lot!
    Now what my question is,
    I want to build a set of British WW2 medals. I did a bit research online but it would be better if I get help from experts.
    what medals should I buy?
    I guess “home defense medal” and “war medal” is a set, right? Or does it need 1939-45 star to be a complete set? I hope you understood what I meant, I would appreciate if you give examples like this! Thank you! And does all British medals have its owner name on it? Thanks!
  2. MongoUK

    MongoUK Junior Member

    Any amount of medals could be determined a set.

    It depends on the type of set that you wish to create. There were a great many of contributors to the war effort.

    Some served and just received the Defence Medal, some the War Medal, some a full chest of awards.

    If they served on operation during the war, then they would receive the 1939-1945 star.

    Eligibility descriptions can be found here:
    Medals: campaigns, descriptions and eligibility - GOV.UK (

    Campaign medals were not named.
    A guide can be found here:
    Naming Styles on British War Medals & General Guide (
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