Awarded for six months service afloat for Navy and Merchant Marine between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945 in the Atlantic, Sth Atlantic and convoys to North Russia. Qualifying period for the Air Force was 2 months between the specified dates and like the Navy only if eligible for the 1939-1945 star as well.
Applicable Clasp – Air Crew Europe or France and Germany (in lieu of stars issue). The colours of the ribbon represents the colours of the sea.
Approximately 5,000 issued to Australians.
Clasps available as a separate item