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Defence Services, Singapore (Medals)

Volume 480: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for War when the 14,000 Singapore volunteers and members of the passive defence services may expect to receive their medals.

Is not it rather disgraceful that these people should be kept waiting for these medals for nearly 10 years?

There are large numbers involved and I do not think that the delay is unreasonable.