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Atlantic Star

Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1950

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85.

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he will consider giving the Atlantic Star to naval personnel who were sunk in submarines and taken prisoner of war regardless of the length of time they served at sea.

Under the terms governing the award of Campaign Stars and Medals, naval personnel who were sunk in submarines and taken prisoner are given the Atlantic Star where they had begun to qualify for it and had not been able to complete the necessary qualifying time before capture. The Atlantic Star cannot be given to any who had not begun to earn it before being taken prisoner.