1914–15 Star.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 22nd March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke , Plymouth, Devonport

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware that the 1914–15 star has been refused to men who served during the War in His Majesty's repair ships; and, in view of the fact that ships like H.M.S. "Cyclops" were armed and able to fulfil all the requirements of a sea-going ship, he can see his way to reconsider the matter and grant to these men the star, and so remove what is regarded by them as a grievance?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

The naval award of the 1914–15 star for service in His Majesty's ships is limited to service in those ships which actually went to sea, and as H.M.S. "Cyclops" had no sea service during the qualifying period, it has been definitely decided that members of her crew are ineligible for the star.