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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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France and Germany Star

This medal was instituted in May 1945 and awarded to forces who served on land, sea or air in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands or Germany between 6 June 1944 and 8 May 1945.

Awards included service during the Allied D-Day campaign, which was launched on 6 June 1944, and covers the service of forces active in this area until V-E Day.

Image: © Parliamentary Art Collection, WOA M0411


France and Germany Star



Catalogue number

WOA M0411