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Date Instituted

1945

Campaign

Second World War 1939-45

Obverse

Uncrowned head of King George VI  and the legend `GEORGIVS VI: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: .

Reverse

The royal crown on top of an oak tree with a lion either side and the words `THE DEFENCE MEDAL’ below and the dates `1939’ and `1945’ left and right.

Size

36mm

Metal:

Cupro-nickel or Silver

Naming

Unnamed

Clasps

None

Approx. Medals issued


Comments

Awarded to personnel who served three years at home or one year in a non-operational area, or six months in an area subject to enemy air attack. Recipients include anti-aircraft personnel, RAF ground crews, Dominion forces stationed in the UK, The Home Guard, Civil Defence,  National Fire Service and other civil organisations.

DEFENCE MEDAL