Elliston at War - World War Two




War Medal 1939-1945


The War Medal 1939-1945 was a British decoration awarded to those who had served in the Armed Forces or Merchant Navy full-time for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945. In the Merchant Navy, the 28 days must have been served at sea. It is sometimes described as the "Victory Medal" for World War Two, although that is not its correct name.