|List of Fleet
Air Arm Honours and Awards 1939-1945
The War Medal (1939-45)
TERMSThe War Medal was awarded to all full-time personnel of the armed forces and merchant marines for serving for 28 days between 03 September 1939 and 02 September 1945. In the Merchant Navy, the 28 days must have been served at sea.
BARSA single oak leaf emblem is worn to signify a Mention-in-Despatches and the silver oak leaf signifying a King's Commendation for Brave Conduct is worn on this medal. There is no bar other than these emblems.
RIBBONThe ribbon is 1.25 inches wide and consists of 7 coloured stripes: red, dark blue, white, narrow red (centre), white, dark blue, and red.
NAMINGThe medals were issued unnamed.
DATESThe award was established on 16 August 1945.
ISSUEDThere were 700,000 issued.
For information on Fleet Air Arm campaign medal rolls and individual awards contact the relevant Armed Services Medal Offices.
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