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Atlantic Star Medal1

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Last Edited: 28 Oct 2021

Military Service

  • (Award) Milt Award*: Atlantic Star Medal was awarded to John Gow Dickson say 1945.2


  • Note for Web*: Atlantic Star Medal The Atlantic Star is awarded for operational service in the Atlantic and home waters between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945 (2 September 1945 in Far East).

    To apply for the Atlantic Star, you must have already qualified for the 1939 to 1945 Star and have an additional:

    180 days operational service or any 6 months afloat in the army in the above qualifying areas
    180 days operational service afloat as ground crew in the RAF in the above qualifying areas
    60 days operational service as aircrew in the RAF in the above qualifying areas
    180 days afloat in operational areas in the Royal Navy in the above qualifying areas

    The colours of ribbon represent the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic Star is worn with the blue edge furthest from the left shoulder..1


  1. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/medals-campaigns-descriptions-and-eligibility#world-war-1-medals [Sept 2021].
  2. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , photograph used on Funeral Order of Service 2016 [Sept 2021].