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Date Instituted

1945

Campaign

Africa 1940-43

Obverse

Six pointed star with a circular centre bearing the crown at the top with `GRI VI’ centre with ‘THE AFRICA STAR` inscribed round the outer circle

Reverse

Plain

Size

44mm high x 38mm width

Metal:

Silver

Naming

Unnamed

Clasps

3 – NORTH AFRICA 1942-43; 8TH ARMY; 1ST ARMY;

Approx. Medals issued


Comments

The Star was awarded for a minimum of one day service in an operational area of North Africa between 10 June 1940 and 12 May 1943. The whole of the area between the Suez Canal and the Strait of Gibraltar is included, together with Malta, Abyssinia, Kenya, the Sudan, both Somalilands and Eritrea. The areas not bordering the Mediterranean only qualified for the Africa Star from 10 June 1940 to 27 November 1941

AFRICA STAR