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

Obverse View

The France and Germany Star obverse view

About the France and Germany Star

The France and Germany Star was awarded for service in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and adjacent sea areas between 6 June 1944 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 France and Germany Star'. The star has a height of 44mm and maximum width of 38mm.

Personnel qualifying for both the France and Germany Star and the Atlantic Star were awarded the first star they qualified for, and a clasp in respect of the second star.

About the ribbon

The ribbon has five equal stripes of blue, white, red, white and blue. These colours are the national colours of the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands.

Medal Eligibility Rules

The Eligibility Rules for the France and Germany Star can be viewed here.

Clasps and Bars

One clasp, ‘Atlantic' was awarded with this medal.

Order of Wear

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