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BURMA STAR ASSOCIATION
 

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History of the Burma Star Association

THE BURMA STAR/PACIFIC STAR

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The BURMA STAR (left) and the PACIFIC STAR with BURMA CLASP (right)   were alternative awards given during the Far Eastern campaign.   Personnel who by the service qualified for both stars were awarded only the campaign star for which they first qualified: they were however, given a clasp to show their entitlement to the second award.

The stars were awarded for one day or more of operational service during the Burma Campaign between the 11th December 1941 and the 2nd September 1945.

The Burma Star medal has a red centre with dark blue, orange and dark blue edges.  The red represents the Commonwealth Forces and the orange, the sun.

The Pacific Star has a yellow centre bounded by green each side.  To the left and right of the green are sky and navy blue lines and the edges of the ribbon are in red.

The basic medals issued to soldiers who served in Burma were the BURMA STAR, the 1939-45 STAR, the DEFENCE MEDAL and the VICTORY MEDAL

 

 

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