This star was awarded for operational service in the Burma theatre from December 11th 1941 (the day, the UK declared war on Japan) until cessation of hostilities in the Pacific. The badge is a six-pointed star with the Royal Cipher GRI VI in the centre, surmounted by a crown above the inscription: The Burma Star. A bar was awarded for service in the rest of the Pacific theatre. Personnel qualifying for both received only the first star with a silver rose emblem for the second, whichever was earned first. The ribbon is 1.25" wide, dark blue with a wide central stripe of red, flanked on either side by stripes of orange in the centre of the blue. The red stripe represents the British Commonwealth Forces, the blue the Royal and Merchant Navies and the orange the sun. The star is issued unnamed.