British WWII Pair of Medals With Original Packaging
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This here is a fine example of some British medals from WWII.
The first of these is the Defence 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 Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.
The other 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 great condition. 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.
Both medals are in a fine condition with only some small signs of their age and would look fantastic on display, either on their own or as part of a larger collection.
Accommodating these medals is the original delivery packaging that they came in after the war had ended. Though clearly worn and showing it’s age it is none the less quite amazing to see that it has survived this long intact.