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Army General Service Medal

Volume 438: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1947

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asked the Prime Minister if the Army General Service Medal will be issued to troops now serving in Palestine.

In view of the fact that we may have to keep considerable numbers of troops in Palestine for many months to come, will the Prime Minister bear in mind that some recognition now would be much appreciated in view of the very arduous duties which our troops have to perform?

We are looking into it but I am sure the hon. and gallant Member knows how difficult are the marginal questions in connection with this matter of medals.

Would the right hon. Gentleman consider the issue of a General Service medal for postwar services?

In respect of any areas where there is fighting and in which troops risk their lives.

I think it is better to treat each of these areas on its merits.