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The 1939-45 Star, the Defence Medal (maybe), and the War Medal.

NOT the Africa Star.

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Did British troops get the Iraqi WW2 service medal as well or was this only for Iraqi troops?

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Did British troops get the Iraqi WW2 service medal as well or was this only for Iraqi troops?

No, so far as I know both The 1939-45 War Medal and the Nut al-Nasir 1945 / Victory Medal, 1945 were only for the late-war Iraqi Army that supported the British. The Nut Harkat Mais 1941 / Medal for the May 1941 Revolt was for those who didn't support the British (nationalists, not pro-Axis). I have never found much documentation on how the Nut Himayat al-Atfal fi al-Iraq, 1941 / Medal for Children's Wefare in Iraq, 1941 fir into Iraq's WWII phaleristc constellation.

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Interesting, so did "loyal" Iraqi troops get the usual British war medal, 39-45 star as well? Should one consider the Iraqi war medal in the same vein as the Indian, Canadian, New Zealand, South African, Newfoundland Volunteer, Jordanian, Southern Rhodesian (?) and Australian war service medals ?

I recently lost a deliscious Jordanian officers group on eBay (hidden away in coins and tokens of all places) which contained documents and a full bar including the Jordanian war and a 39-45 star and war medal, as well as Palestine GSM and other Jordanian gongs.

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