HC Deb 25 July 1944 vol 402 cc575-6
21. Mr. Pritt

asked the Secretary of State for War under what conditions the Africa Star is conferred on Nigerian and other West African troops; and what is the approximate number of Nigerian and other West African troops, respectively, entitled to receive the star as a result of service in Abyssinia.

Sir J. Grigg

Nigerian and other West African troops qualify for the Africa Star by service in an operational command, namely, North Africa, Abyssinia, Kenya, in the same way as other troops. The number of West African troops qualifying by service in Abyssinia is not available in the War Office. There must be many thousands of them.

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