Silver plated lead-free pewter Campaign Medal with ribbon.
This medal was awarded to service personnel for three years service at home or six months service overseas in territories subjected to air attack or otherwise closely threatened.
Personnel of Anti-Aircraft Command, RAF ground crews, Dominion forces stationed in the UK, the Home Guard, Civil Defence, National Fire Service and many other civilian units qualified for the medal. The medal was generally issued unnamed in cupro-nickel but the Canadian versions was struck in silver.
Cover Image - During the Battle of Britain, the local Defence Volunteers were formed for the defence of Britain, later to be named the Home Guard. Here they are training to use a Vickers machine gun.