1939-1945 Star

This star was awarded for operational service from September 3rd 1939 (the day of the outbreak of WW 2) to August 15th 1945 (the day hostilities against Japan in the Pacific ceased). A bar was authorized for fighter crews engaged in the Battle of Britain from July 10th to October 31st 1940.
The badge is a six-pointed star with the Royal Cipher GRI VI in the centre surrounded by the inscription: "The 1939-1945 Star" and surmounted by a crown. The reverse is blank. Recipients are eligible for the other campaign stars of Burma, Italy, the France and Germany Star and the Pacific Star. The ribbon is 1.25" wide with three stripes of equal width coloured dark blue, scarlet and light blue which represent the three armed services.

This decoration could be awarded with the "BATTLE OF BRITAIN" clasp. The clasp was awarded to all those that had flown on at least one operational sortie with an accredited Battle of Britain squadron between July 10th - October 31st 1940.

In 2012 it was noted that a new clasp would be produced for affiction on the 39-45 Star, called the "BOMBER COMMAND" clasp. The clasp can be received from 2013 onward by any person who, during the Second World War, has flown as aircrew for at least one operational sortie with a Bomber Command operational unit.

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
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Sacher, Vilem17-02-190714-08-1987more 
Sachs, Mark Anthony   
Sadowski, Franciszek07-08-1915 more 
Saifullah, Mohammad11-11-191127-11-1991 
Salisbury-Jones, Sir, Arthur Guy00-00-189600-00-1985more 
Sarbeswar, Rajbangshi   
Sargeant, Charles James16-01-1925  
Saunders, Reginald Walter "Reg"07-08-192002-03-1990more 
Savage, Denis Charles00-06-192100-01-1954more 
Savage, Edward James 00-04-1996 
Savage, Keith Geoffrey Kenneth   
Savage, Peter Robert 06-08-1943 
Savage, William Alfred30-10-191228-03-1942 
Sawyer, Ernest Alfred Edward   
Sawyer, Peter Ross  more 
Sayner, Arthur 15-10-1942 
Scammell, Alfred   
Scarf, Arthur Stewart King14-06-191309-12-1941 
Schaaf, Frank Ronald22-07-191518-04-1978more 
Schofield, Ronald25-09-192206-06-1998 
Scholes, Malcolm17-10-192411-11-2008 
Schreiber, Edmund Charles Acton "Teddy"30-04-189008-10-1978more 
Scibor-Boguslawski, Stefan02-09-189703-03-1978more 
Scitivaux de Greische, de, Charles Philippe11-11-191110-08-1986more 
Scott, Arthur  more 
Scott, Hugh 00-00-1995 
Scott-Malden, Francis David Stephen26-12-191901-03-2000more 
Scruse, Stanley Warren00-00-192100-00-2003 
Scurfield, Bryan Gouthwaite07-08-190211-04-1945more 
Seagrim, Derek Anthony24-09-190306-04-1943more 
Seagrim, Hugh Paul24-03-190922-09-1944 
Searle, Robert David   
Sellars, Robert 12-11-1943 
Selwyn, John Jasper11-08-191821-05-1997 
Shah, Sher14-02-191720-01-1945 
Shannon, David John27-05-192208-04-1993more 
Sharp, Jack Dennis   
Sharratt, George Ernest   
Sharrock, Bernard   
Shaw, Edwin E. "Ted"25-01-191517-07-1997 
Shaw-Ball, Alfred Scarlet07-05-1905 more 
Shuttleworth, Clayden19-01-191715-05-1945 
Siddons, Victor Donald24-05-189200-00-1967more 
Sidley, James Lee   
Sieczka, Wladislaw  more 
Silly, Benjamin James28-05-189307-12-1943more 
Simister, Norman William 08-05-1944 
Simpson, Cecil27-03-1910  
Sinclair, Laurence Frank23-10-190814-05-2002more 
Singh Bhagat, Premindra14-10-191823-05-1975more 
Singh Ram, Sarup12-04-191925-10-1944 
Singh, Babu00-04-1921  
Singh, Faqir   
Singh, Naik (I.D.S.M.)   
Singh, Nand24-09-191412-12-1947 
Singh, Parkash (Ser. No. 14696)31-03-191323-03-1991more 
Singh, Rajpal   
Singh, Umrao21-11-192021-11-2005more 
Sinnema, Hendrik04-09-191328-08-1976more 
Sismore, Edward Barnes23-06-192122-03-2012more 
Skalski, Stanislaw27-11-191512-11-2004more 
Skapski, Konstanty Zdzislaw21-01-189406-10-1971more 
Skarbek, Maria Krystyna "Christine Granville"01-05-190815-06-1952more 
Skelton, Alfred Fulford00-00-1914  
Sketchley, Samuel Edwin24-10-1914  
Skibinski, Franciszek Maria15-08-189916-05-1991more 
Sklarczyk, Julian15-08-190900-08-1987more 
Skowronski, Stanislaw00-00-189600-00-1974more 
Slouf, Vaclav11-11-190813-04-1976more 
Smales, Alan Patrick02-05-1919 more 
Small, John "Jack"10-07-191205-10-1997 
Smalley, James Ralph Thornton   
Smith, Colin George Hamilton18-07-191902-05-1941 
Smith, Ernest Alvia "Smokey"03-05-191403-08-2005more 
Smith, George  more 
Smith, George Silvanus27-01-1887  
Smith, George Stevenson24-12-1903  
Smith, George T.05-04-1925  
Smith, George V.23-06-1899  
Smith, George W.15-12-1909  
Smith, George W.07-10-1923  
Smith, George William19-01-1922  
Smith, George William30-11-1922  
Smith, George William20-06-1922  
Smith, Gerard D.02-04-1926  
Smith, Gilbert Keith29-11-1897  
Smith, James Brooks Hamilton "Jimmy"07-03-192323-06-1943 
Smith, Kenneth07-12-192010-01-1945 
Smith, Leslie John 00-00-1977more 
Smith, Michael Charles Pulsford29-06-192410-08-2003 
Smith, Roderick Illingworth Alpine "Rod"11-03-192216-04-2002 
Smith-Cunninghame, Robert Gordon   
Smyth, Kenneth Bowes Inman31-01-190726-10-1944more 
Smythe, Derek Miles Altamont   
Smythe, Quentin George Murray06-08-191622-10-1997 
Snowdon, Ronald Arthur   
Spencer, George Stanley   
Spinks, Robert Jenkins   
Spraggs, William John06-06-192011-01-1987more 
Sprague, Henry Arnold "Hank"12-09-1915  
Sproule, John Alexander23-11-1917 more 
Spuy, van der, Louis Botha00-05-191600-03-2001 
Staden Boswell, van, Marthinus "Martin"00-00-191728-05-1970 
Stafford, Arthur Oswald 23-09-1943 
Stanford-Tuck, Roland Robert01-07-191605-05-1987more 
Stanger, Noel Mizpah24-12-191614-02-1941 
Stanier, Alexander Seville Gibbons31-01-189910-01-1995more 
Stannard, Richard Been21-08-190222-07-1977 
Stapleton, Basil Gerald "Stapme"12-05-192013-04-2010more 
Stapleton, Gregory Joseph Kenneth01-09-190800-00-1982 
Staton, William Ernest27-08-189822-07-1983more 
Steed, Raymond Victor01-10-192826-04-1943 
Stehlik, Josef23-03-191530-05-1991more 
Stellin, Dion John16-07-191600-00-1975 
Stephens, John William 21-04-1952 
Stephens, Maurice Michael20-10-191923-09-2004more 
Stephenson, Basil Noel15-03-1924  
Stevens, George   
Stevens, Peter15-02-191916-07-1979 
Stevens, Ronald George26-02-191408-06-1944more 
Stevens-Guille, George Frederick09-12-189826-10-1966more 
Stevenson, Malcolm Neil  more 
Stewart, David Cameron Robertson00-00-191500-00-1963more 
Stewart, Gordon 22-08-1981more 
Stewart, Ian Adam 06-10-1942 
Stille, Bo Gunnar Robert   
Stok, van der, Bram13-10-191508-02-1993more 
Stone, Cedric Arthur Cuthbert "Bunny"08-12-191600-07-1990more 
Stones, Donald William Alfred "Dimsie"19-06-191122-10-2002more 
Strachan, John Norton "Jack"05-03-190511-06-1944 
Strathern, William Makepeace 00-05-1950 
Stretton, Maurice George Percy   
Strickland, Regenald Henry   
Stronach, George Preston14-04-191212-12-1999more 
Strong, Kenneth William Dobson09-09-190011-01-1982more 
Stuart, Kenneth09-09-189103-11-1945more 
Stubbs, Dennis, Raymond 00-02-1973 
Sulik-Sarnowski, Nikodem15-08-189314-01-1954more 
Sullivan, James Arthur18-01-1920  
Surita, Ivan Bernard St. Regis   
Sutcliffe, Joseph Patrick  more 
Sutton, Henry Edward  more 
Swales, Edwin03-07-191523-02-1945more 
Swanston, Charles Rowland "Roy"00-00-192125-03-2009 
Sweet, Murdoch24-06-191318-11-1998more 
Swinton, Hugh Alistair10-12-191418-01-2010more 
Swirski, Jerzy05-04-188212-06-1959more 
Szabo, Violette Reine Elizabeth26-06-192105-02-1945 
Szeliga, Mieczyslaw Gustaw28-07-191213-06-1944 
Szkubacz, Ryszard08-01-191612-05-1944more 
Szostak, Stanislaw14-01-189811-02-1961more 
Szymanski, Jerzy Feliks "Boga"27-09-190900-00-1995more 
Sřnsteby, Gunnar "No. 24"11-01-191810-05-2012more 
Sřnsteby, Gunnar Fridtjof Thurmann "Kjakan"11-01-191810-05-2012more 

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