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British Entitlement to WW2 US Victory Medal?

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    Hi all. I received a group including a boxed defence medal, a Royal Signals cap badge and this ribbon bar. I am puzzled by the presence of the ribbon for the US victory medal on the ribbon bar. I cannot find any information about British or Commonwealth soldiers being entitled to this award but I could be wrong?

    Maybe it was "self awarded" but seems like a random medal to choose. Would there be any circumstances whereby a British soldier attached to the US army would be entitled?

    According to his medal slip he does not appear to have ben eligible for any campaign stars, and a note in the box says that other awards he claimed for were inadmissible.

    Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers.

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    That is a head scratcher friend.

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    Could it have been gifted/awarded by senior US military as opposed to being entitled?
    I am thinking the noted claim for non-entitled medals could point towards a Walt though.

    Oz.

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    That was in line with my thinking as well. Possibly served alongside American troops for a time and thought he was entitled to it.

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