The Atlantic Star.
A six pointed star, in the centre the royal cypher GRI VI , within a
circlet bearing the title "THE ATLANTIC STAR".
A crown is positioned on the circlet at 12 o'clock.
Bars issued: two; Air Crew Europe, France and Germany.
Ribbon emblem issued: one; a silver rosette denoted the award of a
(for when the ribbon alone was worn)
Awarded for service in the Atlantic and home waters including the
north Russian convoys. The qualification period was generally 6
months1 for the navy and army, and two months for RAF
aircrews2. Time spent as a prisoner of war3
counted, personnel whose service was cut short due to death, wounds
or sickness would qualify, those who won an award /decoration,
mention in despatches etc. in the relevant theatre were also
automatically entitled to the star.
1. Between the 3rd September 1939 and the 8th May 1945.
2. Provided the 1939-1945 Star had been earned first.
3. Provided The 1939-1945 Star had been earned at the time of
Also see official 1945