Category: Victory Medal

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Victory Medal

The Victory Medal was awarded to all those who entered a theatre of war. It follows that every recipient of the Victory Medal also qualified for the British War Medal, but not the other way round. All three armed services were eligible. It is not generally known that Victory Medals continued to be awarded after the Armistice, for the British forces who saw action in North Russia (up to October 12th, 1919) and Trans-Caspia (up to April 17th, 1919) also qualified.[1]


The medal was struck in bronze. On the obverse is a full-length figure of Victory. On the reverse is the inscription "The Great War for Civilisation". There is a ring attachment through which the ribbon is passed.


None issued


Two rainbows with red in the centre. An oak-leaf emblem was sanctioned for those who were mentioned in despatches.

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