Slightly different theme from my usual mindless drivel, and probably posted in the wrong forum, but here goes. My Dad, like millions of others, served during WW2. Upon demob he was informed that if he wished to receive his campaign medals an application had to be made to the war office. Being someone miffed, and being of similar mentality to myself, there then followed explicit instructions of where "pen pushing conchies etc" could insert said medals, especially the spiky star shaped ones. Over the past few years, usually around Remembrance Day, I find myself in a dilemma. Whilst I respect his reasons for not applying, could it be possible he actually regrets not having them, but is too proud to ask? Therefore should I write to the MOD, and then hand them over to him, justifying it with something along the lines of, "Look you stubborn old arrse, you're entitled to them, here they are, and at least you'll have something symbolic to chuck at visiting politicians". Or should I leave well alone? Your input would be welcome.