The 1939-1945 Star was awarded for 6 months operational services between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945, also for campaigns into Greece, Crete, Syria, Java, Sumatra, Malaya, Timor, Burma, Assam, and NW Frontier. Service ended by wounding or death also qualified.
Applicable Clasp – ‘Battle of Britain’ and Bomber Command.
The colours of the ribbon represent the three forces, Navy, Army, Air Force.
Approximately 203,000 were awarded to Australians.