The Pacific Star.
A six pointed star, in the centre the royal cypher GRI VI , within a
circlet bearing the title "THE PACIFIC STAR". A crown is positioned on the circlet at 12 o'clock.
Bars issued (one); Burma.1
Ribbon emblem issued: (one) a silver rosette denoted the award of the
(for when the ribbon alone was worn)
For the Royal and Merchant Navies2 qualification
was entry into the Pacific theatre 3 between 8th December
1941 and 2nd September 1945.
No time qualification was
necessary for the Army and eligibility was entry into the
territories that had been invaded by the enemy or the allies.
Service in China and Malaya between 8th December 1941 and 15th
February1942 also counted.
Royal Air Force aircrew were eligible on their first operational
sortie, ground crew eligible as per the Army.
1 The Pacific Star and Burma Star are mutually exclusive. A
bar "Burma" or "Pacific" was awarded as appropriate instead of
the second star.
2 For the Navies only; the 1939-1945 star had to have been
earned by six months service prior to becoming eligible
for the Pacific Star.
3 Pacific theatre = Pacific Ocean, Malaya, China, Indian Ocean, South China
Sea. Burma was excluded.
Also see official 1945