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Armed Forces: Military Decorations

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on awarding medals to members of the armed forces who served in Aden during the period June 1960 to July 1964. (321049)

The Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals (known as the HD Committee), which considers cases for new medals and makes recommendations to the Queen, has repeatedly made it clear that it does not revisit cases more than five years after the completion of a military campaign.

There is no direct ministerial involvement with the Committee.