War Medal 1939-45


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The War Medal 1939-45 was awarded for 28 days full-time service in the Armed Forces between 3/9/39 and 2/9/45. Operational and non-operational service may be counted, providing that it was of 28 days or more duration.

In the Merchant Navy there is a requirement that the 28 days should have been served at sea.

A member qualifies for the award where service was brought to an end by death, wounds or other disabilities due to service or by cessation of hostilities on 2/5/45.

United States Army Small Ships

The War Medal 1939-45 is awarded to Australian Civilian Personnel, who served afloat with the United States Army Small Ships Section between 8/12/41 and 2/5/45. Eligibility is the same as that for Merchant Navy personnel.