Military Decorations

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th July 2018.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's announcement of 18 July 2018 on the new medal to recognise the fight against Daesh, if he publish the countries where UK personnel in receipt of the medal (a) are based and (b) have been based.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The initial awards of the Iraq and Syria Operational Service Medal were to personnel who were based in either Iraq or Cyprus. These personnel will have subsequently deployed on further operations, deployed again on Operation SHADER, or returned to their home base. Further eligible locations for award of the medal are currently under consideration.

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