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Robert Muir - Conning in the merchant navy photo o

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Robert Muir - Conning in the merchant navy photo of himself and m.v. Northumbria prince with 1935-1945 star, the Atlantic star and the war medal.



1935-1945 star Ribbon: Equal stripes of dark blue, red and light blue symbolising the royal navy, army and RAF respectively.

The first of eight bronze stars issued for service in the Second World War, it was awarded to personnel who had completed six months service in specified operational commands overseas between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.



Atlantic star Ribbon: Watered silk blue, white and green representing the ocean. This was awarded for being in the royal navy six months service afloat between 3 September and 8th may 1945 in the Atlantic or home waters and to personnel employed in the convoys to North Russia and the south Atlantic.



War medal 1939-1945 Ribbon: Narrow red stripe in centre, with narrow white stripe on either side, broad red stripes at either edge and two intervening stripes of blue.

Description: (obverse) effigy of King George VI; (reverse) a triumphant lion trampling on a dragon symbolising the axis powers.

All fulltime personnel of the armed forces wherever they were serving, so long as they had served for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945 were eligible for this medal.

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