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British campaign medals

British campaign medals


British campaign medals are awarded to
members of the British Armed Forces, Allied forces and civilians
participating in specified military campaigns. Examples include the Defence
Medal, for homeland defence in World War II, and the Atlantic Star for World War
II sea service in the Atlantic. 19th century
Army Gold Cross Army Gold Medal
Waterloo Medal Ghuznee Medal
Candahar, Ghuznee, Cabul Medal Jellalabad Medals
Medal for the Defence of Kelat-I-Ghilzie China War Medal
Scinde Medal Gwalior Star
Sutlej Medal Naval General Service Medal
Military General Service Medal Punjab Medal
Army of India Medal India General Service Medal
South Africa Medal Crimean War Medal
Baltic Medal Indian Mutiny Medal
Second China War Medal New Zealand Medal
Abyssinian War Medal Canada General Service Medal
Ashantee Medal South Africa Medal
Afghanistan Medal Kabul to Kandahar Star
Egypt Medal British South Africa Company Medal
East and West Africa Medal Central Africa Medal
India Medal Ashanti Star
Queen’s Sudan Medal East and Central Africa Medal
Queen’s South Africa Medal Queen’s Mediterranean Medal
20th century =Pre World War I=
China War Medal Ashanti Medal
King’s South Africa Medal Africa General Service Medal
Transport Medal Tibet Medal
Natal Native Rebellion Medal India General Service Medal
=World War I=During World War I the following
campaign medals were issued: 1914 Star
1914–15 Star British War Medal
Victory Medal Territorial Force War Medal
Mercantile Marine War Medal The most frequent combinations are
“trios” and “pairs”. Trios are made up of one or other of the 1914 or 1914–15
Stars, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. The three medals were
sometimes irreverently referred to as “Pip, Squeak and Wilfred”. Pairs are
generally for servicemen who joined the war after 1915, and are the British War
Medal with the Victory Medal, colloquially known as the “Mutt and
Jeff” pair. Occasionally one medal was issued, the British War Medal.
Merchant seaman were entitled to the Mercantile Marine Medal and usually the
British War Medal as well. The Territorial Force War Medal was awarded
to members of the Territorial Force and Territorial Force Nursing Services who
served overseas; it is the rarest of the five Great War medals. The Memorial
Plaque was issued to the next-of-kin of deceased service personnel.
=Inter World War=General Service Medal
Naval General Service Medal India General Service Medal
=World War II=During World War II the following were
issued in brackets)—the first ten are listed in the authorised Order of
Wearing: 1939–1945 Star
Atlantic Star Arctic Star
Air Crew Europe Star Africa Star
Pacific Star Burma Star
Italy Star France and Germany Star
Defence Medal) War Medal 1939–1945
India Service Medal Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
Africa Service Medal Australia Service Medal
New Zealand War Service Medal Southern Rhodesia Medal for War Service
Newfoundland Volunteer War Service Medal=Post World War=
Korea Medal General Service Medal
Rhodesia Medal South Atlantic Medal
Gulf Medal 21st century
Operational Service Medal for Sierra Leone
Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan
Operational Service Medal for the Democratic Republic of Congo
Iraq Medal Iraq Reconstruction Service Medal
Civilian Service Medal Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa
See also Orders, decorations, and medals of the
United Kingdom Military awards and decorations of the
United Kingdom Campaign medal
Australian campaign medals Canadian campaign medals
New Zealand campaign medals References
External links Information on British Campaign and
other British medals Descriptions, information on naming and pictures on
different British medals. Campaign Medals Descriptions and
pictures of British campaign medals. Search over 5 million campaign medal
cards on The UK National Archives’ website.
Information and Pictures of WW1,WW2 & British Campaign Medals.
Records of WW2 Medals issued to Merchant Seamen from The National Archives.
“The King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum,, British Campaign Medals”.
www.kingsownmuseum.plus.com.


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