Pewter 1939-45 Star with Battle of Britain Clasp campaign medal with ribbon.
This medal without a clasp was awarded for service in the Second World War between 3rd September 1939 and 2nd September 1945 to members of the Royal Navy with six months service afloat in areas of active operations; to army personnel for six months service in an operational commend, except for service in Dunkirk, Norway and in some specified commando raids and other services for which the qualifying period was one day. Airborne troops qualified if they had participated in any airborne operations and had completed two months service in an operational unit.
RAF personnel qualified if engaged in operations against the enemy, provided that two months service had been completed with an operational unit. Non-aircrew personnel had to complete six months service in the area of an operational army command, except that service in Dunkirk and in Norway etc, also covered.
Clasp - Battle of Britain - This clasp was only given to RAF crew for action during the Battle of Britain (10 July - 31 October 1940)
Cover image - Spitfires on patrol during the Battle of Britain. The destructive power of the Spitfire was 8 x .303 mm browning machine guns which proved very effective against fighters and bombers of the German Luftwaffe.