British Medals of World War Two:

The Italy Star

 
 

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 Sardinia.
    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 October 1943)
     Royal Air Force; awarded for operational service within the Mediterranean theatre.

Notes.

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.

The Italy Star

The Ribbon

The Italy Star ribbon: A green central stripe bordered by white stripes, with red edge stripes. Symbolic of the Italian national colours. 
 

Italy Star Ribbon
 

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