British Commonwealth War and Campaign Medals Awarded to New Zealanders - The War Medal 1939 - 45
About the War Medal 1939-45
The War Medal 1939-45 was awarded across the British Commonwealth to all fulltime members of the Armed Forces for 28 days service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945 irrespective of where they were serving.
On the obverse of this medal is the effigy of King George VI. On the reverse is a triumphant lion trampling on a dragon symbolising the Axis powers.
About the ribbon
The ribbon is the red, white, and blue of the (British) Union Flag. There is a narrow central red stripe with a narrow white stripe on either side. There are broad red stripes at either edge, the two intervening stripes being blue.
Medal Eligibility Rules
The Eligibility Rules for the War Medal 1939-45 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.