Armed Forces: Medals

House of Lords written question – answered on 14 September 2011.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether consideration is being given to the award of posthumous Victoria Crosses to Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba and Trooper Thomas Tobin for their bravery during the Battle of Mirbat.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

No. At this distance from the event it would be wrong to question the assessments made at the time by the commanders intimately involved in reaching the decisions as to what honour, if any, should be awarded.

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