Commonwealth Military Medal
The Pacific Star is a military medal, instituted by the United Kingdom in May 1945 for award to subjects of the British Commonwealth who served in the Second World War, specifically in the Pacific Campaign from 1941 to 1945.
The Second World War Stars
Altogether eight campaign stars and nine clasps were initially instituted for campaign service during the Second World War. On 8 July 1943 the 1939–1945 Star. The Africa Star were the first two of these Stars to be instituted. One more campaign star, the Arctic Star, and one more clasp, the Bomber Command Clasp, were belatedly added on 26 February 2013, more than sixty-seven years after the end of the war.
Only one of these campaign stars, the 1939–1945 Star, covered the full duration of the Second World War from its outbreak on 3 September 1939 to the victory over Japan on 2 September 1945.
No-one could be awarded more than five (now six) campaign stars and no-one could be awarded more than one clasp to any one campaign star. Five of the nine (now ten) clasps were the equivalents of their namesake campaign stars. Were awarded for the same respective campaigns as those stars, to be worn on the ribbon of that campaign star. The applicable group that had been earned first. The maximum of six possible campaign stars are the following:
The 1939–1945 Star with, if awarded, either the Battle of Britain Clasp or the Bomber Command Clasp.
Only one of the Atlantic Star, Air Crew Europe Star or France and Germany Star and.If awarded, the first to be earned respectively of the Air Crew Europe Clasp, France and Germany Clasp or Atlantic Clasp.
The Arctic Star
The Africa Star with, if awarded, the first to be earned of the North Africa 1942–43 Clasp, 8th Army Clasp or 1st Army Clasp.
Either the Pacific Star or Burma Star or, if awarded, either the Burma Clasp or Pacific Clasp respectively. To be worn on the ribbon of that one of these two campaign stars to have been first earned and awarded.
The Italy Star
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