Object details

Decorations and awards
Related period
Second World War (association)

Medal: steel

Medal: bronze

Ribbon: silk


Ribbon: Width 33 mm

whole: Depth 4 mm, Diameter 33 mm, Height 92 mm, Width 34 mm

Catalogue number
OMD 2430.1
On display at
IWM London

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