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Afghan Campaign Medal

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the merits of changing the rules under which members of the Royal Air Force Aero-Medical Evacuation Squadron at RAF Lyneham are ineligible for the Afghan Campaign Medal. (317537)

The criteria for campaign medals are always complex, and subject to periodic review. The Ministry of Defence is aware of the situation pertaining to Aero-Medical personnel and consideration of their position is currently under active consideration and we hope to reach a conclusion shortly.