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The Victory Medal was granted to Naval personnel who served at sea.
A circular, copper medal, 36mm in diameter. The watered ribbon is 39mm wide, comprising 9 coloured stripes: violet, blue, green, yellow, red, yellow, green, blue and violet. The medal was established in Britain on 1 September 1919.
* On the rim of each medal is the engraving "146470A J. Wilson DH, RNR". The DH denotes Deck Hand. This was a rank for the trawlers and drifters (fishing fleet), drafted into the Royal Navy for anti-submarine and mine-sweeping duties.
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