Elliston at War - World War Two




Air Crew Europe Star


The Air Crew Europe Star was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in World War Two. Specifically, the medal was awarded to Commonwealth aircrew who participated in operational flights over Europe, from UK bases.


Two months operational flying was required between 3 September 1939 and 5 June 1944 in order to qualify. The 1939-1945 Star must have been earned before commencing qualifying service for the Air Crew Europe Star. From 6 June 1944 (D-Day), operational flying over Europe qualified aircrew for the France and Germany Star.