Air Crew Europe Star
The Air Crew Europe Star was awarded for two months of operational flying from the UK over Europe.
Eligibility and Criteria
This medal was issued between 03 September 1939 and 05 June 1944. It was not awarded after D-Day. The Air Crew Europe Star may not be awarded until the 1939-1945 Star has been qualified for by 2 months service in an air operational unit. The total requirement to earn both stars is four months.
The six–pointed star is yellow copper zinc alloy.
The obverse has a central design of the Royal and Imperial cypher, surmounted by a crown. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words ‘The Air Crew Europe Star’. Stars issued to Australian personnel have recipient names engraved on the plain reverse.
The ribbon is light blue with black edges with narrow yellow stripes between the blue and black, representing continuous service by day and night.
If later entitled to a second or third star, its bar would be worn:
ATLANTIC or FRANCE AND GERMANY.
Regulations only allow one bar to be worn with the Star. When the ribbon is worn alone a silver rosette ribbon emblem is worn to denote the award of a bar.
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