This reproduction Burma Star medal is made from 22ct gold plated lead-free pewter. It is supplied on a blue, orange and red ribbon attached to a card with an image of a British mortar team in action on the front and historical information on the reverse.
Qualifying service in the Burma campaign counted from 11 December 1941 and included service in the Bengal or Assam from 1 May 1942 to 31 December 1943, and from 1 January 1944 onwards in these parts of Bengal or Assam east of the Brahmaputra. Naval service in the eastern Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Sumatra, Sunda and Malacca also counted.
Please note these high quality replica medals are not the actual size of the original medals awarded and are approximately 2cms in diameter.
The manufacturer of this item makes a donation from its sale to The Veteran Charities Consortium. The proceeds from this item made by The National Archives go towards supporting the work of The National Archives in preserving the nation’s history including the preservation of military records.