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War Decorations And Medals

Volume 415: debated on Wednesday 31 October 1945

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asked the Prime Minister if men and women who have worked full time for three years or over in the United Kingdom for the joint war organisation of the Red Cross and St. John will receive the Defence Medal.

The Joint War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St. John has a wider scope than Civil Defence, and, so far as civilians are concerned, the Defence Medal is granted in the United Kingdom primarily for Civil Defence service. Personnel of the Joint War Organisation who were enrolled in and functioned as part of theCivil Defence organisation will qualify for the Defence Medal, subject to the authorised rules. Those who served as nurses in hospitals for which Government Departments or local authorities are responsible, or in the recognised voluntary hospitals, will also be eligible.