Members of the Merchant Navy who took part in the operations off the coast of Morocco between 8th November, 1942 and 12th May, 1943 would also qualify. The Eighth Army clasp was awarded for service in the Eighth Army between 23 October 1942 (the start of the Second Battle of El Alamein) and 12 May 1943. How a soldier qualified for the Africa Star, Explain if there are any medal records for the Africa Star. Activities for research and discussion. The Africa Star gave recognition to those who served in North Africa from 1940 to 1943. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. Africa Star World War 2 Medal Miniature. Only one clasp or emblem could be worn which was the first the person in question qualified for. If a soldier qualified for the Africa Star it should be recorded on a soldier’s service record. The Africa Star was the first of the Second World War campaign stars and was instituted on 8 July 1943. Starting bid: C $12.00. Goldbrothers13 Africa Star WW2 Military Medal Brit . The clasp had “8th Army” on it. The "Africa Star" was awarded for service in an operational area of North Africa between 10 June 1940 and 12 May 1943 (minimum of one day). Buyer pays shipping. Privacy Policy and Clasps – 3 issued. Obverse: A six pointed star, in the centre of which is the Royal Cypher surmounted by a crown superimposed on a circlet that bears the words "THE AFRICA STAR". Description - The Africa Star is a six–pointed star of yellow copper zinc alloy, with a height of 44mm and a maximum width of 38mm. shipping [ 0 bids] Your max bid: Place bid. Usually the first earned Clasp is borne nearest to the medal, so that the latest earned should be at the top, though they can be found in the wrong order. The creation of the medal was announced the previous month in a speech by King George VI after the successful conclusion of the North African Campaign with the defeat of Axis forces in Tunisia. On either side of the effigy is the inscription VICTORIA on the left and REGINA on the right.. Sku: MEDR244 Related Products This clasp was awarded to those who served in the Headquarters of 18th Army Group who did not qualify for either the Eighth or First Army clasps. The listing has ended. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words ‘The Africa … Second World War British Medal Africa Star, as awarded for operational service during the campaign in Africa, Second World War. The medal uses the same medal design as the Ashantee Medal and the East and West Africa Medal.The obverse depict the left facing effigy of Queen Victoria wearing a diadem with a veil behind. Branch of Service: British and Commonwealth forces. Service in Abyssinia, The Somaliland’s, Entitres, Sudan and Malta. Ribbon – It is reputed to have been designed by King George VI. The Africa Star was the first of the Second World War campaign stars to be created and was instituted on 8 July 1943. Ribbon: Pale buff symbolising the sand of the desert, with a broad red central stripe, a dark blue stripe on the left and a light blue … Naval service ashore in the same areas as the army would also qualify. The Africa Star is awarded to personnel who served in North Africa, Malta or Egypt between 10 June 1940 and 12 May 1943. William Stacey, hugs her mother Robin Stacey during a ceremony to posthumously award the Bronze Star Medal with Valor to Stacey February 15, 2013 at Camp Pendleton, CA. Stacey was killed in action in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Those earning both received the first qualified for, with the appropriate clasp to represent the second. A soldier usually qualified for the medal through service in North Africa between the Suez Canal, Egypt and the Straits of Gibraltar. There were three clasps which a soldier could qualify for which would be worn on the ribbon, also known as the riband, of the Africa Star. Malta, or any others who operated against the Germans or Italians from 23rd October 1942 to 12th May 1943. This article is divided into the following parts: Are you researching a British soldier who served in the Second World War? George VI insignia with crown on front of medal and The Africa Star. Register with your email address now, we can then send you an alert as soon as we add a record close matching the one you were searching for. The sand of the desert is represented by pale buff, the Royal Navy (and Merchant Navy), British Army, and Royal Air Force are represented by stripes of dark blue, red, and light blue respectively. No need to register, buy now! This is a 100% Genuine full size WW2 (World War Two) Africa Star Medal issued to Soldiers serving in World War 2. This is the victory which the King speaks about in his speech announcing the Africa Star: We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Obverse has a central design of the Royal Cypher of King George VI, surmounted by a crown. Type – Campaign medal. Three different clasps could be awarded with the medal,… The Africa Star medal with ribbon.The Africa Star was awarded for a minimum of one day's service in an operational area of North Africa between 10 June 1940 and 12 May 1943. Bronze, 43mm diameter six-pointed star. What does this diorama suggest about the conditions Australian troops faced at Tobruk? Ribbon: 32mm wide. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words ‘The Africa Star'. First Army clasp was awarded for service in the First Army in either Tunis or Algeria between 8 November and 31 December 1942 or in a unit of the First Army between 1 January and 12 May 1943. Buy Africa Star Medal and get the best deals at the lowest prices on eBay! A '1' is worn on the ribbon in undress to denote this bar. What medal records are available for WW2 British Army Soldiers? Only one device may be worn. Obverse: Cypher of King George VI surmounted by a crown. Time left: d. h. m. s. day. The Star was awarded for the following qualifications and operations: Navy and Merchant Navy – Any Service at sea in the Mediterranean between 10th June, 1940 and 12th May, 1943, and or service in support of the campaigns in Abyssinia, Somaliland and Eritrea. Africa Star Medal. The dark blue stripe represents the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy, the red stripe the Army and the light blue the Royal Air Force. June 1940-May 1943. The 1914–15 Star is a campaign medal of the British Empire which was awarded to officers and men of British and Imperial forces who served in any theatre of the First World War against the Central European Powers during 1914 and 1915. Those who qualified for this clasp wore a number 8 emblem on the ribbon on their uniform. Il s'agit d'une décoration militaire britannique décernée aux soldats du Royaume-Uni et du Commonwealth of Nations (plus rarement aux étrangers mais décernée à certains militaires de la France libre , notamment ceux ayant servi au Special Air Service , ou à la 1 re division française libre au sein de la 8 … Shipping and handling . The Africa Star was awarded for service in any operational area in North-Africa between June … The ribbon for this medal, along with those of the other Second World War campaign stars, is reputed to have been designed by King George VI. With no time to scrimmage, and only a … This is NOT a copy, replica or reproduction. Ribbon emblems issued: silver numeral "8" to denote the 8th High military award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically in North Africa between 10 June and 12 May 1943 inclusiveclet, the top of which is covered by the crown, surrounds the Cypher and is inscribed "THE 1939-1945 STAR" .The reverse of the medal is plain design. All recipients of campaign stars also received the War Medal. The Star was awarded for one or more day’s service in North Africa between 10th June, 1940 and 12th May, 1943, both dates inclusive. The reverse is plain, although Stars issued to Australian, Indian and South African personnel have recipient names impressed. Add to Watch list Remove from watch list. A six pointed star, in the centre the royal cypher GRI VI, within a A crown is positioned on the circlet at 12 o'clock. The insignia descriptions are clasps are of yellow copper zinc alloy and are sewn directly to the face of the medal ribbon. 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