Framing Your Ancestor’s Canadian World War Medals & want to know what they Mean???

We frame a lot of very special war medals like the one shown above. We wanted to know just what all the medals really mean? We dug into it & came up with some answers on the WWII Canadian medals…

The captions are a brief summary of why these medals were awarded.

I wish to THANK THE MANY who served for our freedom! I extend that thank-you to their families as well. An entire society paid for what we now enjoy! Always thankful!

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Remembrance – WWII – The Burma Star – awarded for 1+ day operational service during the Burma campaign and other E. Asia service. Thank you.

Remembrance – WWII – The Defence Medal – usually awarded for six months service in Britain but some other areas as well. Thanks for serving.

Remembrance – WWII – The France and Germany Star – awarded for 1+ day of service in France, Belgium, Holland or Germany. Thank you.

Remembrance – WWII – The Italy Star – awarded for one day operational service in Sicily or Italy. Thank you.

Remembrance – WWII – The Pacific Star is a Second World War medal – awarded for 1+ day of operational service in the Pacific. Thank you.

Remembrance – WWII – This medal to commemorate the Arctic convoys and is designed primarily for ships and their escorts for convoys to northern Russia. Thank you for serving.

Remembrance – WWII – War Medal 1939-1945 – awarded to all full-time personnel of the Armed Forces and Merchant Marines.Thanks for serving.

Remembrance – Atlantic Star -WWII – twelve months of service afloat or four months of airborne service. Thank You!

Remembrance – The 1939-45 Star is a Second World War medal – 6 mnths service on active operations for Army and Navy, 2 mnths for active air.

Remembrance – The Air Crew Europe Star was awarded for two months of operational flying from the UK over Europe. Thank you for serving.

Remembrance – WWII – Canadian Volunteer Service Medal – granted to all 18 mos. volunteers of Naval, Military, Air Force. Thanks for serving.

Remembrance – WWII – The African Star – 1+ day service in an operational area of North Africa. Thank you for serving.

 

 

 

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