The Atlantic Star (WW2)

“MON., JAN., 27, 2020@11:51: THE ATLANTIC STAR-SIX MONTHS SERVICE AFLOAT, IN ATLANTIC AND/OR HOME WATERS…WITH HONOURABLE DUTY FOR NAVAL PERSONNEL AND ALLIED MERCHANT MARINERS ALSO. 4 MONTHS FOR AIRCREW PERSONNEL-FLYING ANTI-SUBMARINE PATROL-SORTIES IN ATLANTIC/1939-1945.”

“NOTE: RESEARCH PUBLISHED W.W.II MEDALS-BOOKS, ETC., FOR THE ATLANTIC STAR!!!”

battleoftheatlantic19391945/WordPress.com, Brian MURZA, Killick Vison, W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, Canada. killickvison@yahoo.ca

“THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER, EXPENSIVE W.W.II/1939-1945 BRITISH CAMPAIGN STAR, IS more than precisely THE AIRCREW EUROPE STAR.”

“TREASON TUESDAY, JAN., 28, 2020@08:09: THE BRITISH CAMPAIGN W.W.II/1939-1945 ATLANTIC STAR, ITS RIBBON, IS A SHADED SEA-OCEAN COLOUR…REPRESENTING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN…SEA-OCEAN BLUE, WHITE AND SEA-OCEAN GREEN, WITH THE AWARDING GOING TO RECIPIENTS THAT SERVED IN ATLANTIC, NORTH AND SOUTH, AND HOME WATERS…THAT ARE IN THE ATLANTIC. 180 DAYS, AS SIX MONTHS…AFLOAT, FOR ROYAL NAVAL, ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL, ALL DOMINION NAVAL PERSONNEL, INCLUDING DOMINION MERCHANT MARINERS. FOUR MONTHS SERVICE FLYING FOR THE R.A.F., R.C.A.F., DOMINION AIR FORCES…WHOM FLEW OPERATIONAL ANTI-SUBMARINE PATROL…AS IN SUPPORT OF ALLIED NAVAL CONVOYS. ROYAL MARINES, WERE ALSO SUBJECT, IF THEY WERE OF THE CRITERIA, FOR THIS ATLANTIC STAR!!!”

The Medaler

The ‘Atlantic Star’ was envisaged primarily as an award for the Merchant Navy and the Royal Navy crews that escorted them during the Battle of the Atlantic.  However, it was also awarded to RAF crews that supported convoys and hunted U-boats, as well as soldiers that manned armed merchant ships.

he shaded and watered blue, white, and sea-green stripes on the ribbon represent the colours of the Atlantic Ocean.  Two clasps could be awarded with the medal; ‘Air Crew Europe’ and ‘France and Germany’ for servicemen who subsequently became eligible for those medals.

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The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest single campaign in WW2 as it ran from the outbreak of the war until Germany’s surrender in 1945.  The battle pitted the Royal and Merchant Navies against the German U-boat fleets as the former ran convoys between Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union. The German U-boats attempted to cut off…

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Brian MURZA/Killick Vison is battleoftheatlantic19391945; W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, from Canada.

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