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    My Father served in R.E.M.E Jan 1940-Dec 1945.# 154772 His service was Tel Mechanic in the REME based in England during duration. Official records have him awarded Defense medal. But I wonder if he also was eligible for The Star medal 1939-45. Looking up description it just says 'Army Operational command',not sure what that actually means.. Also the War Medal 1939-45.,would he have earned these 2 medals.Last posted at Hemel Hempstead Eng.
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    My reference book says "six months service in specified operational commands overseas"

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    As Peter has said one needed to serve overseas to be eligible for the Star, however I believe he should have had the 1939-45 War Medal which was awarded to all full time personnel wherever they served.
    See this site:-
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    Click on 'WW2 Medals' under 'Contents'

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    Thank you for helping me understand this.

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