Just read an article in Crafty mag about how some fella noticed that REME seem to get stiffed on Hounours and awards lists. Guess hes forgotten that only Medics who patch people under fire, Bomb disposal types that blow up stuff, infantry who shoot/get shot at (and they all do it as thats their jobs) get medals. Reme go out, fix things have a go at shooting/shot at stuff/blow up stuff and patch people up etc but when finished just get asked what took so long and can they go on stag now. Thats the cynical view. My view is that our commanders tend to accept our peoples efforts herculean or not as standard and not worthy of reporting. That or they get browbeaten if they are part of an attatched unit, by the Co to shut up as the parent unit is trying to rack up their own medal count. Have seen many instances where our guys and gals have done the same as those who get medals and such but their actions were not reported further up the chain by our command. Anyone else feel we get stiffed in this area. I know theres other areas, such as we seem to be last when new kit issued but this is an area where our people should be recognised for what in many cases are remarkable achievements taken for granted.