Military Decorations: Veterans

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th January 2018.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are options available to ex-servicemen and women who wish to officially return their service medals.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

When medals are no longer required by a veteran they should be returned to the Ministry of Defence Medal Office. Returned medals are normally retained for a period of six months before being destroyed.

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