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Genuine Full Size Original Medal in Good condition NEF with ribbon.

FULL SIZE ORIGINAL AFRICA STAR WW2 MEDAL IN NEF (NEARLY EXTREMELY FINE). 

Ribbon Colours - Pale buff symbolising the sand of the desert with a broad Red central stripe (the Army), a Navy Dark Blue stripe on the left and Rotal Air force Light Blue stripe on the right symbolising the three services.

Item - Genuine Full Size Original Medal in Good condition with Ribbon.

History and medal information - British Africa Star Medal World War 2. The medal was Awarded for service in North Africa principally against Rommels, Afrika Korps Covers - Egypt (Tobruk), Libya, Tunisia, Morocco and Malta.

The long range desert group LRDG assisted both the SAS and 1st/8th army from 1942-1945. Indian, Canadian, Australian and New Zealanders all helped the British Army in North Africa to push out Rommels army back during the Desert Campaign of WW2.

Initially General Montgomery was not in Charge of the 1st or 8th Army but only took over in the Desert at El Alamein, which had previously been defensively prepared by its commanders. He went onto push the German Afrika Corps and the Italian forces back and Re-took Tobruk with a impressive tank and Infantry assault from which the German forces never recovered and later ended the campaign in North Africa with 14 tanks.

Postage and Despatch - All UK Items sent via 1st Class Recorded delivery (signed for). Multiple items are shipped at no extra postage cost depending on weight. International Orders are sent International signed for please add international postage if outside of the UK (see international postage section for details.

Returns - Please contact us via e-mail if you want to return any items.

Full Size Medal Grading for Original Medals -

MINT    Brand New as issued by the Mint

EF         Extremely Fine almost new

NEF      Nearly Extremely Fine

GVF      Good Very Fine

VF        Very Fine

NVF      Nearly Very Fine

GF        Good Fine

F          Fine slight wear

 

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