The 1939-45 Defence Medal was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in WW2. It was instituted to recognise both military and some types of civilian service.
Civilian Service Medal
This type of service in the UK includes those civilian personnel who worked as members of:
Home Guard, Royal Observer Corps, Fire Brigades, including the National Fire Service (NFS), Civil Defence, Messenger Service, Police and Coast Guard.
Defence Medal Qualifying Time
The qualifying time required depending on the area served is: UK - 1080 days, Overseas non-operational - 360 days, Overseas non-operational in an area deemed to be closely threatened or subject to air attack -180 days.
Museum Quality Medal
Die-struck, museum quality replica medal. This medal is supplied with loose ribbon.
If you require this medal to be mounted ready to wear please select from the options below: (Full-size Commemorative & Official Medals CANNOT be group mounted together)