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{{forumThread.upVotes}} Created by John Quinton-Adams 13 March 2012 04:31 2843 views Link  
George Weston 13 March 2012 04:31
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HI ALL DO YOU REMEMBER ME FROM THE MORTAR PLT
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John Quinton-Adams 13 March 2012 08:34
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If your ancestor is KIA in Burma 1944 is he entitled to the "Burma Star" and "Victory Medal"?
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Timbo 13 March 2012 09:55
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Hello George: youre in the genealogy section: did you wish to place a message to other ex members of your unit?
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Fr Admin 13 March 2012 11:46
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Hello John, the "Victory Medal" is a WW1 Medal, issued to all who served. Do you mean a different Medal, perhaps the 1939 - 1945 War Medal? The 1939-45 War Medal is sometimes mistakenly referred to as the Victory Medal, though this is not its official title. The 1939-45 War Medal was issued for 28 days continuous service in the UK Armed Forces anytime during World War II? Yes he would be entitled to Both if he served more than 28 Days continuously during WW2 he would be awarded the 1939-1945 War Medal and if he served in Burma between 11 December 1941 and 2 September 1945. This medal was also awarded for certain specified service in China, Hong Kong, Malaya and Sumatra:
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Kev B 13 March 2012 14:01
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Hi Phil, Their was the 1939-43 Star which was awarded in 1943 and 1944 prior to the Normandy Landings.
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Timbo 13 March 2012 15:06
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Quoting: John Quinton-Adams If your ancestor is KIA in Burma 1944 is he entitled to the "Burma Star" and "Victory Medal"? There is no victory medal for WWII: the victory medal is a WWI decoration only. The campaign medals are awarded by theatre of war (star medals): 1939-1945 Star (Battle of Britain) Atlantic Star (Air Crew Europe or France and Germany) Air Crew Europe Star (Atlantic or France and Germany) Africa Star (8th Army or 1st Army or North Africa 1942-43) Pacific Star (Pacific) Burma Star (Burma) Italy Star France and Germany Star (Atlantic) and then the standard issue medals were: The Defence Medal The War Medal 1939-1945 (Oak leaf)
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Mac 13 March 2012 21:12
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Quoting: Kev bywater Hi Phil, Their was the 1939-43 Star which was awarded in 1943 and 1944 prior to the Normandy Landings. Kev the 1939-`1943 Star same as: The 1939-45 Star: "2. (i) Approval has been granted for the prolongation of the currency of the 1939-43 Star to the 8th May, 1945, the date of the end of active hostilities in Europe. The question of the possible prolongation of the currency of the 1939-45 Star to the end of active hostilities in the Pacific will be a matter for consideration. Meanwhile the temporary use for this distinction of the description 1939-45 Star has been authorised. The requirement that the Africa Star and this Star should not be awarded to the same individual is withdrawn. Those who have already earned the Africa Star qualify for the 1939-45 Star in addition after completing the required period of six months operational service or two months air crew operational service, as the case may be, in that, or any other, operational theatre. The conditions of award will otherwise remain as at present except for the changes referred to in the following paragraphs."
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Kev B 14 March 2012 13:22
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Ray, My late grandfather RE / RAOC was awarded the 1939-43 Star after a mission in August 1943.
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Fr Admin 14 March 2012 14:29
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Quoting: Kev bywater Ray, My late grandfather RE / RAOC was awarded the 1939-43 Star after a mission in August 1943. Kev, What Ray is saying is that the 39-43 Star was re-designated and also had the awards criteria changed to the following: The 1939-45 Star: "2. (i) Approval has been granted for the prolongation of the currency of the 1939-43 Star to the 8th May, 1945, the date of the end of active hostilities in Europe. The question of the possible prolongation of the currency of the 1939-45 Star to the end of active hostilities in the Pacific will be a matter for consideration. Meanwhile the temporary use for this distinction of the description 1939-45 Star has been authorised. The requirement that the Africa Star and this Star should not be awarded to the same individual is withdrawn. Those who have already earned the Africa Star qualify for the 1939-45 Star in addition after completing the required period of six months operational service or two months air crew operational service, as the case may be, in that, or any other, operational theatre. The conditions of award will otherwise remain as at present except for the changes referred to in the following paragraphs."
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Kev B 14 March 2012 15:00
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Hi Phil & Ray, Yes I understand what I am getting at the 1939-43 Star was awarded in the Field in August 1943 so therefore some servicemen would have been given both maybe?
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