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Aden Forces (Defence Medal)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Prime Minister whether officers and men who served in Aden during the recent war are entitled to the 1939–45 Star, or any medal other than the Defence Medal; and if not, why not.

No, Sir. The Defence Medal is granted for service by officers and men of the Forces in Aden, and the time qualification of three years is reduced to one year for those who served there overseas from their place of residence. The Campaign Stars are granted only for service in operations. Air crew based on Aden who served in operations qualify for these.