Armed Forces: Medals

House of Lords written question – answered on 22 May 2012.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans for the Meritorious Service Medal to be designated as a post-nominal award.

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

No. The Meritorious Service Medal is available to recognise good, faithful, valuable and meritorious service of those who are of irreproachable character and conduct. However, it is not a state award and as such does not entitle the holder to adopt a post nominal. We have no plans to change this important principle.

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