- British campaign medals
British campaign medals are awarded to members of the British Armed Forces, Allied forces and Civilians participating in specified military campaigns. Examples include the "Defence Medal", for homeland defence in WWII, and the "Atlantic Star" for WWII sea service in the Atlantic.
* (1899) (for South Africa)
Pre World War 1
* (1903) (for South Africa or China)
World War 1
World War I(1914-1918) the following campaign medals were issued:
The most frequent combinations are 'trios' and 'pairs'. Trios are made up of one or other of the 1914 or 1914/15 stars (they could not be awarded together), the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. Pairs are generally for servicemen who joined the war after 1915, and are the British War medal with the Victory Medal, colloquially known as the "
Mutt and Jeff" pair. Merchant seaman were entitled to the Mercantile Marine Medal (issued by the Board of Trade) and usually the British War Medal as well. The Memorial Plaquewas issued to the next-of-kin of deceased service personnel.
World War 2
World War II(1939–1945) the following were issued (with authorised Clasp or Emblem (if awarded) in brackets) - the first ten are listed in the authorised Order of Wearing:
* (Battle of Britain)
* (Air Crew Europe "or" France and Germany)
* (Atlantic "or" France and Germany)
* (8th Army "or" 1st Army "or" North Africa 1942-43)
* (Silver laurel leaves (King's Commendation for brave conduct. Civil))
* (Oak leaf)
* Replaced 1918 General Service Medal
Operational Service Medal(2000)
*Mackay, J & Mussell, J.W. (2003) "Medal Yearbook 2003". Token Publishing Ltd, UK.
* [http://www.royaldublinfusiliers.com/medals/medals.html Information on British Campaign and other British medals] Descriptions, information on naming and pictures on different British medals.
* [http://www.stephen-stratford.co.uk/campaign.htm Campaign Medals] Descriptions and pictures of British campaign medals.
* [http://www.military-medal.co.uk British military medal portal] Site focussed on British military medals - profiles, images, histories and more
title=The King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, (Lancaster), British Campaign Medals
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