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    jholl72
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    Arctic Star

    Post by jholl72 on Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:01 pm

    The Arctic Star, a military honour unveiled by the Government of the United Kingdom, is now a recognized military honour in Canada. Eligible Canadian Veterans can wear the medal with other Second World War honours.

    Canadian Second World War Veterans who served for any length north of the Arctic Circle (North of Iceland and east of Greenland toward Russia – Greenland Sea, Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea) from September 3, 1939 to May 8, 1945, are eligible for the Arctic Star.

    For more information, contact Honours and Awards, Veterans Affairs Canada, by calling, toll free, 1-866-522-2122 or e-mailing awards-citations@vac-acc.gc.ca. Application forms are available online at:
    http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations/campaign-stars-medals-1939-1954/arctic-star



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    Artic star

    Post by Tankermike on Thu May 01, 2014 10:04 am

    Why does it take the government 69 years to make a decision to wear a medal? Over 3/4 of the veterans from this war have alreadypassed away.

    DevilsBrigade42
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    Arctic Star

    Post by DevilsBrigade42 on Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:28 pm

    I am glad they finally did this, I feel it's way too late, but at least there is recognition, and another Star medal...excellent!

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    Re: Arctic Star

    Post by ypres on Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:03 pm

    A vet at my church was presented his medal by the Lieutenant Governor about three weeks ago ... interestingly the Russian Ambassador presented him an award two years ago. At least it wasn't too late for him. Congrats Jim G. !

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    Re: Arctic Star

    Post by CampX on Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:37 am

    I donated the one I had to the Base Borden Museum, it is being framed with the others at this time.

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