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Dissolution of Parliament

The dissolution of Parliament took place on Thursday 30 May 2024. All business in the House of Commons and House of Lords has come to an end. There are currently no MPs and every seat in the Commons is vacant until after the general election on 4 July 2024.

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Atlantic Star

This medal was instituted in May 1945 and awarded to forces who served in the Battle of the Atlantic.

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of the Second World War, which centred round an Allied naval blockade of Germany which began on 3 September 1939 and continued until V-E Day, 8 May 1945.

Image: © Parliamentary Art Collection, WOA M0405


Atlantic Star



Catalogue number

WOA M0405