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Prince Philip's Medals

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Guest Darrell

Did the Duke (Prince Phillipe) actually earn all those WW2 Campaign Stars? Or some other honorary award?

Can you name them?

1939-45 Star

Atlantic Star

Africa Star

Pacific Star(?) with Burma Bar

Last one Italy Star or France and Germany Star??

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In addition to marrying well, Philip actually had a creditable naval career. He was aboard HMS Ramillies as a midshipman at the outbreak of the war. In 1941, he was aboard HMS Valiant at the battle of Matapan (21 March 41), where he was MID'd and received the Greek War Cross (other family conections helped probably, since he was Prince Philip of Greece at the time). Later, he was aboard HMS Whelp, a destroyer in the Pacific and was present in Tokyo Bay for the surrender.

He married then-Princess Elizabeth in late 1947, so that didn't do much for him during the war. However, being the nephew of Lord Mountbatten might have opened a few doors. He took the name Mountbatten when he renounced his Greek citizenship.

Like Rick Research, Philip is related to just about everyone in Europe.

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Guest Darrell

Like Rick Research, Philip is related to just about everyone in Europe.

:beer: LOL

Thanks for the tidbits ... so what is the last star? Italy?

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see this;

Prince phillip, duke of edinburgh

all his awards are listed here both foreign as national.

concerning his WW2 medals;

MID

39/45 star

Atlantic star

Italy star

Burma star (with Pacific clasp)

War medal

Order of St George & St Constantine 4th class with swords

Greek Military Cross

French Croix de Guerre with palm

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Guest Darrell

Thanks Jackie :beer:

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see this;

Prince phillip, duke of edinburgh

all his awards are listed here both foreign as national.

concerning his WW2 medals;

MID

39/45 star

Atlantic star

Italy star

Burma star (with Pacific clasp)

War medal

Order of St George & St Constantine 4th class with swords

Greek Military Cross

French Croix de Guerre with palm

Add in the Africa Star. He has the maximum number of Stars possible, and if you count bars he has 6 of 8 (and for an RN sea officer the Air Crew Europe Star wasn't on). If he had been present at D-Day he would have qualified for the France and Germany bar, but even royals can't bi-locate).

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Guest Darrell

Add in the Africa Star. He has the maximum number of Stars possible, and if you count bars he has 6 of 8 (and for an RN sea officer the Air Crew Europe Star wasn't on). If he had been present at D-Day he would have qualified for the France and Germany bar, but even royals can't bi-locate).

Yep, this one wasnt listed in the article linked by Jackie, however, he is clearly wearing it in the photo above.

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Dear Gents,

That's true,

Burke's peerage does mention his africastar, so the army or who ever made a mistake on the site I mentioned before.... :speechless:

Here the link to burke's peerage...

Burke's Peerage

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