Get off the water as fast as you could and through the sand..."
The medal was awarded for operational service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.
The medal was awarded for operational service in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Germany from 6 June 1944 (D-Day) to 8 May 1945.
The medal was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in World War II.
The medal was a British decoration awarded to those who had served in the Armed Forces or Merchant Navy full-time for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.