Armed Forces: Medals

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th February 2011.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 December 2010 (WA 106), whether, under the exceptions to the five-year rule made by the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals, veterans may wear, or only accept, the Russian 40th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War Medal and the General Service Medal granted to veterans who served in the Suez Canal zone between 1951 and 1954.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

The Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals decided that the Russian 40th Anniversary of Victory medal and the General Service Medal for Service in the Suez Canal Zone between 16 October 1951 and 19 October 1954 could be accepted and worn.

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