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Unidentified Ribbon on Ribbon Bar with DFC

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Gentlemen, I have spent an hour on the internet trying to identify a ribbon on a 4-place WW2-era UK ribbon bar with a DFC. I have looked at all Commonwealth medals, and searched on medals worn by other countries with Free contingents which flew with the RAF, like Poland.  I'm stumped.  Can one of you please help me figure out what this ribbon is?

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Bokhara, Faded WW2 UK Defence medal ribbon? Owain

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I considered that, but could the green really be completely faded to white, when the rest of the ribbon bar is so vibrant in color?  It is the exact same color on the reverse!

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At first glance it looked like the Africa Star but the stripes both look blackish on a closer look

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On ‎22‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 12:33, Bhokara said:

I considered that, but could the green really be completely faded to white, when the rest of the ribbon bar is so vibrant in color?  It is the exact same color on the reverse!

I agree fully...…..    Extremely faded Defence Medal.....

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Faded WW2 Defence Medal. No doubts. 

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Thank you Gentlemen, your help is much appreciated.

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It's interesting how different colors react so differently to time and light.  Canada just celebrated it's 150th birthday and a number of friends have bumper stickers noting the anniversary.  In all cases, the colours - 12-18 months later - are crisp and bright, except for the red on the flag and lettering, which has faded to a banana yellow.  And, while red is notorious for that problem, kit's not the only dye to cause problems.  Odd, but in a way, fascinating.

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