Armed Forces: Medals

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 26 February 2024.

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Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson Conservative, South Staffordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of presenting medallic recognition to the service personnel who served on HMS Diamond while it was stationed in the Red Sea.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Medallic recognition for operations is kept under continuous review by the Ministry of Defence. The case for a medal would be considered on the basis of a recommendation made by the Operational Commander to the Operations Recognition Board, which would in turn make recommendations to the Chiefs of Staff and Ministers.

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