The African War Medal 1940-1945
Awarded to officers and other ranks of the armed forces which, during at least one year between 10 May1940 and 7 May 1945, served in the "Force Publique" (probably best described as a colonial armed force).
Instituted by the Prince-Regent Karel on 30 January 1947, this medal could be embellished with a maximum of 4 bars : Nigerie, Moyen-Orient (Middle East), Madagascar and Birmanie. Air crew received a double wing on the ribbon for service in an operational or a transport air unit.
The medal's reverse is plain.
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