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Defence Honours & Awards

Imperial Awards

France and Germany Star

The France and Germany Star was granted for operational service on land in France, Belgium, Holland or Germany after the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944 until 8 May 1945, the date of the end of active hostilities in Europe.


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 France and Germany Star’.

Stars issued to Australian personnel have recipient names engraved on the plain reverse.


The ribbon has stripes of red, white and blue that represent the colours of the Union Flag, France and the Netherlands.


The Atlantic clasp was issued for the France and Germany Star.

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 to the medal.

Source Documents

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


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