Armed Forces: Medals

House of Lords written question – answered on 23rd March 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a serving British prison officer in Afghanistan is entitled to a campaign medal.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Yes. To be eligible, personnel must have served at least 45 days service in total under the command of the UK Joint Task Force commander on a designated operation within the qualifying area.

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