There has been extensive research on this thread to prove that Embassy staff did nor receive the Vietnam service medal or bar which was awarded to ANZACS only. It was also established that about four soldiers from 22 SAS served with the Noone Mission in the Central Highlands of SVN in 1963. No other serving members of the British Forces served in a combat or advisory role in South Vietnam between 1965 - 75Some one commented on how did I find out that some ex forces got medals. I was in Australia at the time of the Vietnam War, serving with dept of Rehabilitation which was responsible for repatriating servicemen injured in Vietnam. My job was to collect injured personnel off the USS America and HMS Melbourne (both aircraft carriers). On a couple of cassions, I had to travel back with British Servicemen injured, but there was no publicity whatsoever. So no one knew who they were. I eventually joined the Royal Military Police and served for 19 years, about four years after I left, I heard about several RMP who served in Saigon and most of them eventually got the bar 'Vietnam' on their GSM. About five years ago I bumped into a ex RAOC clerk, who told me that there were at least 20 military personnel at any time serving at the Embassy and most of them bought the bar.