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War Decorations And Medals

Volume 413: debated on Friday 24 August 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he will reconsider the decision to exclude members of the Anti-Aircraft Command serving in Great Britain from the award of the 1939–1945 Star, as the majority of the men concerned were volunteers prior to September, 1939, were subject to military discipline, were precluded from volunteering for overseas service, took a prominent part in the Battle of Britain and were therefore in every respect a branch of the fighting services as if they had been overseas.

No, Sir. There are many other categories on behalf of which similar claims could be made and a change of the kind suggested by the hon. Member would reduce the value of the 1939–1945 Star as an award for service in operations overseas.