medal; "Africa Star"

Production date
1939-1945
Description
The Africa Star medal. The Africa Star is a six–pointed star of yellow copper zinc alloy, with a height of 44mm and a maximum width of 38mm. Obverse has a central design of the Royal Cypher of King George VI, surmounted by a crown. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words ‘The Africa Star'. The reverse is plain. Ribbon – It is reputed to have been designed by King George VI. The sand of the desert is represented by pale buff, the Royal Navy (and Merchant Navy), British Army, and Royal Air Force are represented by stripes of dark blue, red, and light blue respectively

The Star was awarded for one more day’s service in North Africa between 10th June, 1940 and 12th May, 1943, both dates inclusive. Army – The qualification is the entry into North Africa on the establishment of an operational unit. Service in Abyssinia, The Somaliland’s, Entitres, Sudan and Malta.
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Production date
1939-1945
Signature & date
moulding:obverse:"G R J/ VI/ THE AFRICA STAR" [curving round]
Associated date
1945
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See a1221.01
Accession number
2001-001-020

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