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Applications for the Arctic Star (Veterans,Widows, next of Kin)

Article about: Applications for the Arctic Star are now being taken. If you know a Veteran of the campaign, ... a widow of a veteran ... or indeed are a close blood relative/next of kin, follow this link .

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    Default Applications for the Arctic Star (Veterans,Widows, next of Kin)

    Applications for the Arctic Star are now being taken.

    If you know a Veteran of the campaign, ... a widow of a veteran ... or indeed are a close blood relative/next of kin, follow this link ..

    Arctic Star and Bomber Command Clasp

    Download the wps file "Arctic Star application Form" and go from there ...

    Regards

    Gary J.

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    Do you know if it's essential that you know the name of the ships served on, i know my grandad served on arctic convoys but i can only find the name of a ship he served on while on the north Atlantic convoys, i only have his discharge book and a few shore leave passes. Cheers.
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    Well,
    I'm sure that the MOD realise that "next of kins" will not know full details ....

    Basically give as much info as you have ...

    I'd photocopy ANYTHING that might help and send with application ..

    Cheers

    Gary J.

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    Cheers Gary!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    It might be worth the cost of applying for your Grandfather's service record from the MOD.
    I think, because you are not direct next of kin, but still "blood", you can apply but if I remember right, a basic charge of 25 is incurred.

    I'll have a quick scramble round the net to check this up ..

    Ok ... found the link ....

    https://www.gov.uk/requests-for-pers...ervice-records

    (Charge is 30 GBP)

    Gary J.

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    How would a collector be able to obtain one of these

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    These are not yet on the collector market.

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    I think geniune issues of this medal will be quite rare when soon issued.
    I was told there was a news report stated that there were only 205 veterans of the convoys still alive !!!
    ... Then add the relatives who WILL apply, and I don't see a great number of original strike medals being issued.

    "Copy" issues are being struck from the dies, and will be marked "copy" on the back.
    ..(If you do a basic search on E-bay, pre-order of copy issues are being taken by a few militaria suppliers.)

    First glimpse of Arctic Star for veterans | Meridian - ITV News

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    How would a collector be able to obtain one of these

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    I wonder, did any of those at the opposite end of the Earth and who were involved in Operation Tabarin of 1943-44 to establish a permanent British presence in the Antarctic receive any award for service?

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    Operation Tabarin members on the deck of the Royal Navy ship H.M. S. Eagle at Deception Is. Shows: (standing left to right) Berry, James, Matheson, Russell, Lamb, Farrington, Donnachie, Reece, Taylor, Davies, Smith, Back; (sitting left to right) Ashton, Blyth, Marshall, Flett.
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