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British Commonwealth War and Campaign Medals Awarded to New Zealanders - The Italy Star

Obverse View

The Italy Star obverse view

About the Italy Star

The Italy Star was awarded for operational service in Italy and adjacent countries between 11 June 1943 and 8 May 1945.

This bronze six-pointed star has a circular centre with the GRI/VI monogram, surmounted by the Royal crown, and inscribed 'The Italy Star'. The star has a height of 44mm and maximum width of 38mm.

About the ribbon

The ribbon has five equal stripes of red, white, green, white and red. These three colours are the national colours of Italy.

Medal Eligibility Rules

The Eligibility Rules for the Italy Star can be viewed here.

Clasps and Bars

No clasps or bars were issued for this medal.

Order of Wear

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


19 March 2008 - Appeal to find 2NZEF Battalion Group Members - to attend a commemorative banner presentation ceremony at Defence House, Wellington