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World War II Military, 1939-45 Star Defence Medal

This is the Malaya 1939-45 Star Defence Medal Uncirculated.

Awarded for service as follows:
• Navy – awarded for six months service afloat in areas of active operations from 3 September 1939 to 2 September 1945.
• Army – awarded for six months service in an operational command during the period 3 September 1939 to 2 September 1945.
• Air Force – awarded to all aircrew who have taken part in operations against the enemy, subject to at least two months in an operational unit and to all non-air crew who served six months in the area of an Army operational command. A gold rosette worn on the ribbon signifies participation in the Battle of Britain, 1 July 1940 to 31 October 1940.
• Merchant Marine – awarded under the same conditions as Navy provided that at least one voyage was made through a specified area of active operations.

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