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British Commonwealth War and Campaign Medals Awarded to New Zealanders - The Air Crew Europe Star

Obverse View

The Air Crew Europe Star obverse view

About the Air Crew Europe Star

The Air Crew Europe Star was awarded for flying operations from United Kingdom bases over Europe between 3 September 1939 and 5 June 1944.

About the ribbon

The ribbon is light blue with black edges, with a narrow vertical yellow stripe on each side between the light blue and the black.  The colours and layout symbolise the continuous service of the Air Force by night and day.

Medal Eligibility Rules

The Eligibility Rules for the Air Crew Europe Star can be viewed here.

Clasps and Bars

Two clasps, ‘Atlantic' and ‘France and Germany' were awarded with this medal. When ribbons only were worn on military uniform, a silver rose emblem on the ribbon denoted the award of a clasp.

Order of Wear

The position of this medal in the Wearing of Medals in New Zealand Table can be viewed here.