The War Medal 1939–1945 was a British decoration awarded to all full-time service personnel of the Armed Forces wherever their service during the war was rendered. Operational and non-operational service counted provided personnel had completed 28 days service between the 3rd of September 1939 and the 2nd of September 1945. Only Australian, South African, and Indian Medals were impressed with the recipient’s name, as such these medals are unnamed examples to British, New Zealander, most African colonies or other Commonwealth nations.
Personnel who were eligible for a campaign star yet who had their service cut short by death, wounds or capture by the enemy, still qualified for this medal. Eligible personnel who had been mentioned in dispatches during the War were entitled to wear a bronze oak leaf emblem on the ribbon.
We have a large stock of these medals and as such the medal pictured is most likely not the one you will receive. All medals are intact, original and have ribbon included, however.