WW2 AIR CREW EUROPE STAR MEDAL 100% ORIGINAL ANZAC RAAF RAF BOMBER COMMAND
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Offered is an original WW2 Air Crew Europe Campaign Star.
39 mm wide toned bronze six-pointed faceted star with integral loop for ribbon suspension; the face with the crowned cypher of King and Emperor George VI centrally within a stippled ring inscribed ‘THE AIR CREW EUROPE STAR’; the reverse plain; swing mounted on correct ribbon as worn. Very good condition overall & 100% genuine issued piece.
The Star was instituted in 1945 and awarded for operational flying over Europe from bases in the U.K. for a two-month period between the declaration of war (3 September 1939) and 4 June 1944. Candidates must first have qualified for the 1939-1945 Star, for which Air Force personnel must have participated in operations against the enemy and have completed two months’ service in an operational unit. The Star was awarded immediately if service was terminated by death, disability or wounding. Anyone qualifying for the Air Crew Europe, Atlantic or France and Germany Stars would be awarded only one – the first-earned, with clasp(s) denoting entitlement to the other(s). This is the rarest of the World War II service/campaign medals.
||15 × 4 × 4 cm