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Overseas Service (Recognition)

Volume 390: debated on Thursday 8 July 1943

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asked the Prime Minister whether he has finished his consideration of the need for the issue of chevrons to indicate service overseas, medals for service in big engagements, and some indication to signify that men or women have been wounded on service; and can he now make a statement on this matter making it applicable to all Services?

My hon. Friend will have learnt of the King's decision to institute the Africa Star and the 1939–43 Star. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister proposes to make a statement to the House on this subject before we rise.