Armed Forces: Medals

House of Lords written question – answered on 28th March 2012.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to awarding a medal to those members of the Royal Navy Submarine Service who undertook deterrent and special operational patrols during and after the Cold War.

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

The Ministry of Defence recognises that some former service personnel, including those who served during the Cold War period, feel that their service has not been appropriately recognised.

While it has been the policy of successive Governments not to award a medal simply for service, we have agreed that there should be a fresh review of the rules governing the award of military medals. This will be conducted by an independent reviewer with full consultation with interested parties. It will make use of all of the work already undertaken as a part of the Ministry of Defence's earlier review but will have a broader scope and an independent lead. The scope of the review and who is to lead it are expected to be announced shortly.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes7 people think so

No9 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.


Dave Butler
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 9:35 am (Report this annotation)

More empty promises from the old guard!.