Saturday, 24 January 2009

France and Germany Star

The France and Germany star was awarded to British and commonwealth soldiers who fought in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland or Germany between 6th June 1944 and 8th May 1945. To accomodate the Royal Navy any service by Navy personnell durnig this same time period between the North Sea and Bay of Biscay was included for award of this service medal.

Those who were awarded the France and Germany star were not eligible to be awarded the Atlantic star also, if they happen to be eligible for both they would be awarded an Atlantic clasp instead.

The France and Germany star is made of yellow/gold copper zinc alloy and is no higher than 4.4 cm in height and no wider than 3.8 cm in width.

The France and Germany star is supported by a blue, white and red ribbon. The blue stripes made the outer segment of the ribbon with white stripes seperating the blue stripes from one central red stripe. This ribbon is rumoured to have been designed by King George VI himself.

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