An old favourite. Barely an issue of King and Country goes by without individuals wanting to know what's happened to their medals, why they're not getting such and such a medal. Invariably they're answered in a trite manner by a certain Brig, usually with a pretty feeble respone. The answer why we continually get f*cked over on medals is quite simple, just look at the senior brass! Once you strip away the OBEs/MBEs/Queen's Jubilees, ACSMs (for cushy tours in HQNI) and other buchshee handouts, how many of the Top Brass are well decorated, ie, with more than 4-5 operational medals. Answer, not many. I recently attended a dinner night with many senior officers present and spotted several Lt Cols and above with only QJM and/or SFOR. Speaks for itself. Now I realise that you can't always choose your postings and that you may have been stuck at DLO, Abbey Wood, Regional Bdes etc over the last 18 yrs and may have not been able to volunteer your services when trawl time came around, but don't penalise the rest of us who were stagging on in far-off climes. Medals mean alot to all ranks - lets get it right. And no, Still don't have Telic medal/bar. Blair, Hoon, CDS etc you should be ashamed.