Armed Forces: Medals

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th March 2012.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider proposing that the Military Cross awarded to Captain John Hamilton during the 1982 Falklands conflict should be upgraded to a Victoria Cross.

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 Captain Hamilton should be awarded.

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