Who received the Burma Star medal?
|Name||Date of birth||Date of death|
|Allen, Robert Swinton||24-07-1914||00-00-1982|
How do you get a Burma Star medal?
Qualifying details for the Royal and Merchant Navy.
- The recipient must first have earned the 1939-45 Star for six months service in operations before eligibility for the Burma Star could commence.
- Personnel who served ashore also qualified for this campaign medal under the same rules as the Army.
Who got the Burma Star?
It is open to ex-Servicemen, ex-Servicewomen and nurses of all three armed services, as well as the Merchant Navy who have either been awarded the Burma Campaign Star for service in Burma during the Second World War or received the Pacific Star with Burma clasp.
Which British regiments fought Burma?
The 3,000 man brigade, nicknamed ‘the Chindits’, included British Army and Gurkha regiments and eight RAF sections and signalers. They sabotaged railway lines to limit the movement of the Japanese, and encouraged Burmese resistance groups. However, they suffered heavy casualties.
What is the Forgotten Army Burma?
They have been called the ‘Forgotten Army’ – the British Fourteenth Army who, in 1944 and 1945, fought a brutal and gruelling war in the jungles of Burma (now Myanmar) but who largely went uncelebrated in Britain.
When was the Burma Star issued?
The Burma Star was issued between 11 December 1941 and 02 September 1945.
Which regiments served in Burma in ww2?
- 1st Gorkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment)
- 1st Punjab Regiment.
- 2nd King Edward VII’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)
- 2nd Punjab Regiment.
- 3rd Carabiniers.
- 3rd Madras Regiment.
- 4th Gorkha Rifles.
- 5th Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force)
Did American soldiers fight in Burma?
Pearl Harbor formally brought America into World War II, but it was an earlier American commitment to China that drew the United States Army into the Burma Campaign of 1942.
What is the Burma Star Memorial Fund?
The Burma Star Memorial Fund charity is dedicated to the benevolence, remembrance and legacy of those who served in the Allied Forces during the Burma Campaign of WWII.
Did the Chindits fight at Kohima?
23rd Brigade, which had been diverted from the main Chindit campaign, nevertheless acted as a long range penetration unit behind the Japanese fighting at Kohima. From April to June 1944, they marched long distances through the Naga hills, mostly in monsoon weather which made movement very difficult.