Pacific Star

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The Pacific Star was a Second World War medal awarded for one day or more of operational service in the Pacific between 8 December 1941 and 2 September 1945. Navy and Merchant Navy personnel are eligible if the 1939-45 Star is earned by six months service or if they entered the Pacific Theatre between 2 March 1945 and 2 September 1945.[1]


The six–pointed star is yellow copper zinc alloy.


If later entitled to the Burma star, the BURMA bar would be worn.

When the ribbon is worn alone a silver rosette ribbon emblem is worn to denote the award of a bar.


The obverse has a central design of the Royal and Imperial cypher, surmounted by a crown. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words ‘The Pacific Star’.


The ribbon consists seven coloured stripes: red, narrow dark blue, green, narrow yellow green, narrow light blue, and red. The colours represent the forests, the beaches, and the Army, Navy and Air Force.


The medals were generally not named however stars issued to Australian personnel have recipient names engraved on the plain reverse.