The Italy Star.
A six pointed star, in the centre the royal
cypher GRI VI , within a circlet bearing the title "THE ITALY STAR".
A crown is positioned on the circlet at 12 o'clock.
Eligibility Period: 11th June 1943 - 8th May 1945.
Bars issued; none.
Ribbon emblem issued: none.
For the Royal and Merchant Navies1
qualification was service in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, and
operations around Greece, Yugoslavia, Dodecanese, Corsica and
For the Army service in the Aegean, Italy, Greece,
Yugoslavia, Dodecanese and Elba between 11th June 1943 and the 8th
May 1945. Also Sicily (11th June to17th August 1943), Sardinia
( 11th June to 19th September 1943) and Corsica (11th June - 4th
Royal Air Force; awarded for operational service within
the Mediterranean theatre.
1 For the Navies only; the 1939-1945 star had to have been
earned by six months service prior to becoming eligible for the Italy Star.
Also see official 1945
Government statement. and
Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment for
Infantry and Cavalry units.