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 II.
The obverse of this cupro-nickel medal bears the crowned head of King George VI and the legend ‘GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMB: REX ET INDIAE IMP:’.
The reverse shows a victorious lion trampling on a dragon with the dates ‘1939-45’ above. The suspender is a straight non-swivelling economy type suspender with a claw mount riveted to the medal.
The ribbon is 1.25" wide and is striped going from red to blue to white from each edge and a narrow central red stripe in the centre. These colours represent the Union flag.
There were no clasps awarded for this medal, but those personnel who were Mentioned in Despatches wore a bronze oak leaf on the ribbon.
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)