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The Burma Star with Pacific Bar

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , , , , , on February 14, 2010 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThe Burma Star was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in World War II.

The medal was awarded for service in the Burma Campaign between 11 December 1941 and 2 September 1945. This medal was also awarded for certain specified service in China, Hong Kong, Malaya and Sumatra:

  • Hong Kong – between 26 December 1941 and 2 September 1945
  • China and Malaya – between 16 February 1942 and 2 September 1945
  • Sumatra – between 24 March 1942 and 2 September 1945
  • Second World War service in China, Hong Kong, Malaya and Sumatra after 8 December 1941 but prior to the above start dates was recognised by the award of the Pacific Star.

British uniform regulations stipulated that the Pacific Star would not be awarded to a prior recipient of the Burma Star. Subsequent entitlement to the Pacific Star was denoted by the award of the Pacific clasp.

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