British WWII Medal Collection With Miniatures
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These are great examples of the campaign medals one could expect a British Imperial WWII veteran to have been rewarded.
First of all, the medal to the far right is the War Medal of 1939-1945. This campaign medal was instituted by the United Kingdom on 16 August 1945, for subjects of the British Commonwealth who had served full time in the Armed Forces or the Merchant Navy between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. The one seen here is in quite a good condition though the ribbon is a little worn. It features the head of the then Monarch George VI as well as the words GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX ET INDIAE IMP: which is Latin for George the sixth, omnipotent king of Great Britain and Emperor of India.
The next of these is the Defense Medal, which is a campaign medal instituted by the United Kingdom on May 1945, to be awarded to subjects of the British Commonwealth for both non-operational military and certain types of civilian war service during WWII. It features the head of the then Monarch George VI as well as the words GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP which is Latin for George the sixth, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britain’s, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.
To the far left is the 1939-1945 Star. Instituted on 8 July 1943, this campaign medal was too awarded to British and Commonwealth forces & accompanied by the Atlantic Star from 3 September 1939 to 8 May 1945, the duration of the Battle of the Atlantic and the War in Europe. The Atlantic star still has it’s original clasp.
The miniatures for all these medals are present in this set and are clipped together. All in great condition.
Though some age can be seen here and there, the overall condition of these fine medals is terrific. They still possess many of their original qualities, shine and colour. Certainly a set that would make the finest of additions to anyone’s collection.