1939-1945 Star

1939-1945 Star

This star was awarded for service in the Second World War between 3rd September 1939 and 2nd September 1945.

Royal Navy personnel had to complete 6 months service afloat in active operational areas.

Army personnel had to complete 6 months service in an operational command. Airborne troops qualified if they had participated in any airborne operations and had completed 2 months service in a fully operational unit.

RAF personnel had to participate in operations against the enemy providing that 2 months service had been completed in an operational unit. Non-aircrew personnel had to complete 6 months service in an area of operational army command.

Merchant Navy qualified if they completed 6 months service, and at least 1 voyage was made through an operational area.

Members of fighter aircraft crews who took part in the Battle of Britain (10 July to 31 October 1940) were awarded the "Battle of Britain" bar to this medal.

The following local people received the 1939-1945 Star.

Edward George  b. 1919, d. 1943
Herbert Edward  b. 1920, d. 1943
Christopher Robert  b. 1920, d. 1943
Sidney George James  b. 1912, d. 1944
Harry Ernest  b. 1913, d. 1943
Sidney Charles  b. 1910, d. 1941