Awarded for one or more days service in North Africa between 10th June 1940 and 12th May 1942. Royal Navy personnel qualified with any service at sea in the Mediterranean within those dates and in support of campaigns in Abyssinia, Somaliland and Eritrea. Naval service ashore in the same areas as the Army also qualified as did members of the Merchant Navy in the operations off the coast of Morocco between 8th November 1942 and 12th May 1943. The Army qualifying operational areas included Abyssinia, the Somalilands, Eritrea and in Malta. RAF qualifications were that personnel should have landed in, or flown over, any of the areas previously mentioned or territory occupied by the enemy.
This reproduction Africa Star medal with 8th Army Clasp is made from 22ct gold plated lead-free pewter. It is supplied on a red, blue and yellow ribbon attached to a card with an image of tanks of the British Army advancing on the front and historical information on the reverse.