War Medal 1939-45 miniature reproduction medal and ribbon with effigy of King George VI on the obverse and a triumphant lion trampling on a dragon on the reverse
The War Medal was awarded to all fulltime personnel of the armed forces wherever they were serving, so long as they had served for at least 28 days between 3rd September 1939 and 2nd September 1945. It was granted in addition to the campaign stars and the defence medal. A few catagories of civilians who had flown in operation theatres also qualified. No clasps were issued with this medal but a bronze oak leaf denoted a mention in dispatches. This medal was struck in cupro nickel and issued unnamed.
The medal is 17mm wide and is made from lead-free pewter
The card has a black and white image showing high ranking German officers surrendering on the front and has historical information on the back.
A donation from the sale of this medal is given to the Royal Air Forces Association