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Defence Medal: CM.164-1994

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Defence Medal


Ruler: George VI (1936-1937)
Engraver: Paget, T. Humphrey




Awarded to service personnel for varying periods of time in operations. Six months for those in territorries subject to air attacks of otherwise closely theatened, one year's service in a non operational area, three years service at home. The ribbon is two broard stripes of green superimposed by narrow stripes of black with a wide stripe of orange in the centre.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1994-07-18) by Druce, Mary Grace. Mrs


1945 -

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 36 mm Diameter 36 mm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: The uncrowned profile of George VI facing left.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Two lions flanking an oak sapling crowned with the dates at the sides and wavy lines representing the sea below.

  • Text: 1939 1945 (in exergue) THE DEFENCE MEDAL
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.164-1994
Primary reference Number: 226954
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Created: Monday 9 February 2015 Updated: Monday 13 May 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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