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Vc Recipients (Salutes)

Volume 396: debated on Tuesday 25 January 1944

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asked the Secretary of State for War if, in view of the fact that the Congressional Medal of Honour, America's highest military award, carries with it the tribute that the highest officers of the American Army, even four-star generals, shall salute the recipient although he is only a private, he will alter the Orders so that the winners of the Victoria Cross shall receive the same tribute from high ranking officers of the British Army.

I understand that the hon. Member is misinformed about the tribute paid to holders of the Congressional Medal of Honour.