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Defence Honours & Awards

Imperial Awards

Air Crew Europe Star

The Air Crew Europe Star was awarded for operational flying from United Kingdom bases over Europe between 3 September 1939 and 5 June 1944. A person must first be entitled to the 1939-45 Star before qualifying for the Air Crew Europe Star.


The six–pointed star is yellow copper zinc alloy. The obverse has a central design of the Royal and Imperial cypher, surmounted by a crown. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words ‘The Air Crew Europe Star’. Stars issued to Australian personnel have recipient names engraved on the plain reverse.


The ribbon is light blue with yellow and black outer stripes. The colours represent the continuous service of the Air Forces by night and day.


Two clasps were issued for the Air Crew Europe Star:

  • Atlantic
  • France and Germany

Regulations only allow one clasp to be worn with the Star. When the ribbon is worn alone a silver rosette ribbon emblem is worn to denote the award of a clasp.

Source Documents

Summary of Award Conditions of Campaign Stars, the Defence Medal and the War Medal [PDF] [Word]


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