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The Arctic Star

The qualifying period for the Arctic Star is service of any length recognising the particular severity of the conditions experienced by those who served in the Arctic. Whilst the primary intent is to recognise those who served on the Arctic Convoys, eligibility is extended to include all who served north of the Arctic Circle in World War Two. Those eligible will include members of all three Services as well of course as the Merchant Navy who crewed the ships taking the vital supplies to Russia.



The Arctic Star
snapper, Apr 12, 2013
    • BravoZulu
      The Arctic Star is awarded for operational service of any length north of the Arctic Circle (66, 32 N) between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945. The Arctic Star commemorates the Arctic Convoys that sailed to North Russia in support of the Russian allies.

      Criteria:
      Service of any length either afloat or as part of land operations north of the Arctic Circle in the army, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, and RAF ground crew
      Service of any length as RAF aircrew who landed or served in the air north of the Arctic Circle
      Approved civilians who served in support of military operations north of the Arctic Circle
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