The Africa Star.
A six pointed star, in the centre the royal cypher GRI VI , within a
circlet bearing the title "THE AFRICA STAR".
A crown is positioned on the circlet at 12 o'clock.
Bars issued (3); 8th Army, 1st Army, North Africa 1942-43.
Ribbon emblems issued: silver numeral "8" to denote the 8th
Army bar, silver numeral "1" for the 1st Army bar, and a
rosette for the North Africa 1943-42 bar.
Awarded for service in North Africa, Abyssinia, Somaliland, Eritrea,
Sudan, and Malta between 10th June 1940 and 12th May 1943 inclusive.
Also any sea service in the Mediterranean counted for the Royal Navy
and Merchant Navy. The qualifying period was one day.
Also see official 1945
Medals of the Regiments for qualification by regiment.