List of Fleet Air Arm Honours and Awards 1939-1945
The Atlantic Star
awarded to FAA Personnel

Atlantic Star


The Star was awarded for six months service afloat or 2 months for air-crew service between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945 in Europe or 2 September 1945 in the Pacific. The Atlantic Star may not be awarded unless the 1939-1945 Star has been qualified for by 180 days' operational service afloat or by 2 months service for airbourne service. Therefore, the total requirement is twelve months service afloat or four months for airbourne service. 


If later entitled to a second or third star, its bar would be worn:


The shaded and watered ribbon consists of three equal stripes; blue, white, and sea-green, to represent the Atlantic Ocean.

For information on Fleet Air Arm campaign medal rolls and individual awards contact the relevant Armed Services Medal Offices. 

  • Navy: Ministry of Defence, NPP Acs 3 (b) 4, HMS Centurion, Grange Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO13 9XA, UK
  • Royal Air Force: Ministry of Defence, CS Sec 1d, Room F93, Building 256, HQ RAF PTC, RAF Innsworth, Gloucestershire GL3 1EZ, UK
  • Royal Marines: Ministry of Defence, Drafting and Record Office, Royal Marines, HMS Centurion; Grange Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO13 9XA, UK 
  • Merchant Navy: Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1EG. 
Royal Navy Ministry of Defence Website Royal Navy: Sources of Information. Online information: How to obtain Royal Navy Service Records & Medals

Last Modified: 5 April 2001

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